Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five tax accounting schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at University of North Florida such as Bettie Adams, Thomas Barton, Homer Bates, Timothy Bell, Charles Calhoun, and Kenneth J Chatham.
Tax Accounting students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 310 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $20,840. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $58,490/yr and there are 5,500 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by accountants and auditors, and 1/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 5 tax accounting schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,635/yr) for tax accounting students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|