San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) has four tax accounting schools within its city limits. San Jose State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 31,280. It is the 1434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about tax accounting programs in San Jose, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at San Jose State University such as Suresh Ahuja, Tom Black, Carrol Buck, Cathy Buck, Marshall Burak, and Mary Calegari.
Tax Accounting students from San Jose 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 520 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $53,260. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $85,660/yr and there are 9,710 employed.
San Jose lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 11 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose are held by accountants and auditors, and 1/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 4 tax accounting schools in San Jose, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CET-Sobrato comes out as the most expensive ($15,561/yr) for tax accounting students, with Evergreen Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $9,070/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Jose|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.8 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||25.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||31.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||32.8 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||40.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||42.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||46.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||88.7 miles|