Tampa, FL (population: 351,091) has five tax schools within its city limits. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a tax program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Tax students from Tampa 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.
Tampa lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary.
Of the 5 tax schools in Tampa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest University-Brandon comes out as the most expensive ($21,592/yr) for tax students, with Hillsborough Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,784/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tampa|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||15.7 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||16.9 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||24.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||29.4 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||65.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||70.8 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||82.4 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||89.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||93.8 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||96.0 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||99.8 miles|