Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has nine tax accounting schools within its city limits. University of St Thomas, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax accounting program, has a total student population of 3,132. It is the 422nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about tax accounting programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of tax accounting professors at University of St Thomas such as Hebble Annette, Lee Carl, Leon Chan, Ramon Fernandez, Mariana Grau, and John Leavins.
Tax Accounting students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,120 employed tax preparers earning an average salary of $49,250. Accountants and auditors in this area earn $70,190/yr and there are 22,960 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.954 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by accountants and auditors, and 0.436/1000 are held by tax preparers.
Of the 9 tax accounting schools in Houston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Houston Westside Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,225/yr) for tax accounting students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|