Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has six tax accounting schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about tax accounting programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as June Aono, Stephen Courtenay, Sharon Cox, Roger Debreceny, Terry Gregson, and Li Ming Guan.
Tax Accounting students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 150 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $52,180. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $57,460/yr and there are 4,190 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 10 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by accountants and auditors, and 0/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 6 tax accounting schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for tax accounting students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.