Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has seven tax accounting schools within its city limits. Everest College-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 790. It is the 2905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Tax Accounting students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are ** employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $47,770. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $66,260/yr and there are 2,540 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 10 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by accountants and auditors, and **/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 7 tax accounting schools in Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for tax accounting students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|