Eden Prairie, MN (population: 62,379) has fifty-two bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Bookkeeping students from Eden Prairie schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 16,980 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $62,730. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $37,590/yr and there are 20,400 employed.
Eden Prairie lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.791 out of every 1000 jobs in Eden Prairie are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.819/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 52 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Eden Prairie, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy College comes out as the most expensive ($27,263/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,981/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eden Prairie|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||8.5 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||8.7 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||15.9 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||16.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||18.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||18.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||18.9 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||20.5 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||27.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||30.2 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||44.5 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||54.7 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.5 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||72.1 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||96.7 miles|