Pennsylvania contains 121 schools that offer bookkeeping programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking bookkeeping school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 121 bookkeeping schools in Pennsylvania, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $10,833/yr.
Bookkeeping students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 48,700 employed accountants and auditors earning an average yearly salary of $67,780. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this state earn $34,440/yr and there are 68,910 employed.
Also, within the bookkeeping schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from bookkeeping, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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