Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has three tax accounting schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at University of Missouri such as Allee, Patrick Brown, Dave Cornell, David Donnelly, Dudley, and Larry Garrison.
Tax Accounting students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 330 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $28,560. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $57,980/yr and there are 10,740 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.872 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.334/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 3 tax accounting schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for tax accounting students, with Avila University as the lowest, reported at only $14,472/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|