Little Rock, AR (population: 192,247) has two tax schools within its city limits. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax program, has a total student population of 13,132. It is the 4747th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Tax students from Little Rock schools who go on to become tax preparers, accountants, tax accountants, tax specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 61,130 people working as tax preparers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,060. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area alone, there are 720 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average salary of $46,820. Tax preparers in this area earn $28,690/yr and there are 230 employed.
Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Little Rock are held by tax preparers, and 2/1000 are held by tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents.
Of the 2 tax schools in Little Rock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,843/yr) for tax students, with University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the lowest, reported at only $13,005/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Little Rock|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||42.8 miles|