Hibbing, MN has eight bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 3,746. It is the 219th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Bookkeeping students from Hibbing 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 Duluth-WI area alone, there are 650 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $58,470. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $32,130/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Hibbing lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Duluth-WI area has 123,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.731 out of every 1000 jobs in Hibbing are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 5.276/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 8 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Hibbing, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Saint Scholastica comes out as the most expensive ($21,296/yr) for bookkeeping students, with University of Wisconsin-Superior as the lowest, reported at only $7,501/yr.