Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Bookkeeping students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 9,640 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $69,010. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $36,030/yr and there are 9,130 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.861 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 12.531/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 6 bookkeeping schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Austin Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,866/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|