Granite Falls, MN has one bookkeeping school within its city limits. Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a total student population of 3,211. It is the 3810th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Bookkeeping students from Granite Falls 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 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 820 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $54,420. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $29,370/yr and there are 2,180 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.732 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6.656/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota West Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $9,264/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|