Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has two tax accounting schools within its city limits. Laney College, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 13,627. It is the 4259th highest ranked school in the USA and the 395th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at Laney College such as Anna Rovira Beavers, and Miller.
Tax Accounting students from Oakland 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 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 310 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $61,470. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $77,060/yr and there are 8,410 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by accountants and auditors, and 0/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 2 tax accounting schools in Oakland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Merritt College comes out as the most expensive ($9,221/yr) for tax accounting students, with Laney College as the lowest, reported at only $7,253/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|