Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has six tax accounting schools within its city limits. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 33,819. It is the 70th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Tax Accounting students from Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 6 tax accounting schools in Raleigh, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,904/yr) for tax accounting students, with North Carolina State University at Raleigh as the lowest, reported at only $7,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|