Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has two bookkeeping schools within its city limits. North Carolina Central University, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 8,587. It is the 545th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Bookkeeping students from Durham 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 Durham area alone, there are 2,640 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $68,680. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $35,810/yr and there are 3,240 employed.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.751 out of every 1000 jobs in Durham are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.593/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 2 bookkeeping schools in Durham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Carolina Central University comes out as the most expensive ($5,700/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Durham Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|