Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has seventy-five bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 28,916. It is the 20th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Bookkeeping students from Burlington 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 Burlington area alone, there are 290 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $59,920. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $31,010/yr and there are 730 employed.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.805 out of every 1000 jobs in Burlington are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 5.140/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 75 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, only 8 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 Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|