El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has five bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Computer Career Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 994. It is the 1168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Bookkeeping students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 1,380 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $54,210. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $28,540/yr and there are 2,950 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.947 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 5.125/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 5 bookkeeping schools in El Paso, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Computer Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($14,463/yr) for bookkeeping students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.