Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has five tax accounting schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at University of Arizona such as Phil Blanchard, Christine Borowec, Mei Cheng, James Chyz, Lesley Cohen, and Katie Cordova.
Tax Accounting students from Tucson schools who go on to become tax accountants, accountants, forensic accountants, tax preparers, 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 preparers make on average $36,060 per year and there are about 61,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 280 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $34,380. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $62,720/yr and there are 3,270 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by accountants and auditors, and 1/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 5 tax accounting schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for tax accounting students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|