Banner Elk, NC has fifty-nine bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Furman University, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 2,962. It is the 98th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Bookkeeping students from Banner Elk 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 710 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $52,000. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $28,670/yr and there are 2,370 employed.
Banner Elk lies in Avery county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.102 out of every 1000 jobs in Banner Elk are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 3.603/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 59 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Banner Elk, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Banner Elk|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||97.0 miles|