Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six tax accounting schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at Saint Edward's University such as Barbara Cassidy, Carolyn Conn, Aundrea Guess, Mike Harris, Bonita Pitts, and Louise Elizabeth Single.
Tax Accounting students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 210 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $42,500. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $69,010/yr and there are 9,640 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.531 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.267/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 6 tax accounting schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Austin Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,866/yr) for tax accounting students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|