Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has ten bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of St Thomas, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 3,132. It is the 422nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Bookkeeping students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 22,960 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $70,190. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $35,640/yr and there are 30,870 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.041 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 8.954/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 10 bookkeeping schools in Houston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Houston Westside Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,225/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|