Blacksburg, VA (population: 42,683) has forty-two bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington and Lee University, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 2,153. It is the 47th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Virginia.
Bookkeeping students from Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford area alone, there are 440 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $57,170. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $30,080/yr and there are 910 employed.
Blacksburg lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford area has 63,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.66/hr average worker wage, and a $38,820 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.323 out of every 1000 jobs in Blacksburg are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6.879/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 42 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Blacksburg, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($33,983/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blacksburg|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.8 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.7 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||96.4 miles|