Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has eleven CPA schools within its city limits. University of St Thomas, the highest ranked school in the city with a CPA 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).
CPA students from Houston schools who go on to become certified public accountants, accountants, finance accountants, tax accountants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,106,980 people working as accountants and auditors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,430. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 710 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average salary of $70,810. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $70,190/yr and there are 22,960 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 8.954 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.278/1000 are held by tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents.
Of the 11 CPA 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 CPA 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|