Ripon, WI has thirty-five bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Bookkeeping students from Ripon 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 Fond du Lac area alone, there are 230 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $56,390. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $28,220/yr and there are 650 employed.
Ripon lies in Fond du Lac county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Fond du Lac area has 42,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $18.28/hr average worker wage, and a $38,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.047 out of every 1000 jobs in Ripon are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 5.439/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 35 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Ripon, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Milwaukee Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,701/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ripon|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||19.9 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||61.5 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||62.9 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||70.4 miles|