Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has eight bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio.
Bookkeeping students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 8,840 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $61,810. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $34,750/yr and there are 12,210 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 13.446 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.732/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 8 bookkeeping schools in Columbus, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Columbus Ohio Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,140/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|