Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has three bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Asheville, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 3,897. It is the 235th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Bookkeeping students from Asheville 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 Asheville area alone, there are 1,070 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $57,940. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $32,330/yr and there are 2,070 employed.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.193 out of every 1000 jobs in Asheville are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6.277/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 3 bookkeeping schools in Asheville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College-Asheville comes out as the most expensive ($22,472/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|