Bookkeeping in Alaska

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Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in Alaska


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Alaska receive bookkeeping certificates every year. That means an estimated 28 bookkeeping clerks graduate from Alaska's 4 bookkeeping schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a bookkeeping program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated 12 students from its bookkeeping program. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska that has a bookkeeping program is University of Alaska Anchorage. University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Anchorage. In 2010, 0 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage bookkeeping program. University of Alaska Anchorage charged in-state students $5,186 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Alaska that has a bookkeeping program is Ilisagvik College. Ilisagvik College, which was ranked 79th in the country in 2010, is located in Barrow. 14 students graduated with certificate in bookkeeping from Ilisagvik College in 2010. Tuition at Ilisagvik College was $2,920 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's bookkeeping schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,649 per year, though tuition can range from $5,358 per year to $2,920 per year. In 2010, the following Alaska bookkeeping schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alaska bookkeeping schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year
  2. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

A bookkeeping certificate from an Alaska school... what next?

The highest percentage of bookkeeping graduates in Alaska pursue careers as a bookkeeping clerk. Alaska had 4,350 bookkeeping clerks in 2010. The Alaska counties with the largest populations of bookkeeping clerks are:

  1. Anchorage County - 2,230 bookkeeping clerks
  2. Aleutians East County - 940 bookkeeping clerks
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - 590 bookkeeping clerks

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of bookkeeping clerks in Alaska will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,940 bookkeeping clerks working in Alaska.

Salary

A bookkeeping clerk in Alaska makes an average of $40,450 per year. But, salaries for bookkeeping clerks can vary. In 2010, bookkeeping clerks made as little as less than $25,150 per year or as much as more than $68,810 per year in Alaska. A bookkeeping clerk in the following Alaska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Aleutians East County - $41,000 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $40,550 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $39,780 per year

The Alaska counties with the lowest average salary for bookkeeping clerks are:

  1. Haines County - $39,730 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $39,780 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $40,550 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in bookkeeping and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as small business or finance.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Bookkeeping in Alaska
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Bookkeeping gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 4,350 $40,450 -11.6%
2
Billing and Posting Clerks + 1,230 $39,470 20.6%
 

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