Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has five tax accounting schools within its city limits. Newman University, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Tax Accounting students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are ** employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $32,340. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $58,290/yr and there are 2,180 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.369 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by accountants and auditors, and **/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 5 tax accounting schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr) for tax accounting students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|