Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three tax accounting schools within its city limits. Rhodes College, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 1,673. It is the 123rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at Rhodes College such as Pamela Church.
Tax Accounting students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 210 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $29,680. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $61,520/yr and there are 3,350 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.538 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.352/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 3 tax accounting schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr) for tax accounting students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.