Woonsocket, RI (population: 42,967) has eighty-three bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston College, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 15,036. It is the 29th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Bookkeeping students from Woonsocket 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 4,410 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $65,270. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $36,450/yr and there are 8,000 employed.
Woonsocket lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.707 out of every 1000 jobs in Woonsocket are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 8.110/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 83 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Woonsocket, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Woonsocket|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||9.0 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||15.6 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||28.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||28.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||37.0 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||37.2 miles|