Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has three bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 12,924. It is the 151st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Bookkeeping students from Wilmington 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 Wilmington area alone, there are 840 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $63,420. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $29,800/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 13.244 out of every 1000 jobs in Wilmington are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6.005/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 3 bookkeeping schools in Wilmington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Cape Fear Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,402/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|