Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has five bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Creighton University, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 7,385. It is the 1200th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Bookkeeping students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 4,040 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $62,820. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $32,390/yr and there are 7,120 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.742 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 8.943/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 5 bookkeeping schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|