Bookkeeping in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Bookkeeping Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Minnesota graduates receive certificates in bookkeeping. That means an estimated 129 bookkeeping clerks graduate from Minnesota's 24 bookkeeping schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a bookkeeping program is Minnesota West Community and Technical College, which is located in Granite Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Minnesota West Community and Technical College's bookkeeping program. Minnesota West Community and Technical College charged in-state students $5,154 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a bookkeeping program is Ridgewater College, which is located in Willmar. In 2010, it was ranked 81st nationwide. Ridgewater College charged in-state students $5,280 in tuition fees per year.

Riverland Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a bookkeeping program. It is located in Austin. Riverland Community College charged in-state students $5,070 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Bookkeeping schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $6,449 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $14,826 per year, or as little as $3,728 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota bookkeeping schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. National American University-Roseville - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $13,780 per year
  2. National American University-Brooklyn Center - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $13,780 per year

The bookkeeping schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. Pine Technical College - located in Pine City, students are charged $3,728 per year
  2. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  3. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year

A bookkeeping certificate from a Minnesota school... what next?

The highest percentage of bookkeeping graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as a bookkeeping clerk. In 2010, there were 32,710 bookkeeping clerks working in Minnesota. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of bookkeeping clerks are:

  1. Anoka County - 19,520 bookkeeping clerks
  2. Becker County - 3,390 bookkeeping clerks
  3. Brown County - 2,520 bookkeeping clerks

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of bookkeeping clerks in the state of Minnesota will grow to 39,750. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a bookkeeping clerk earns a salary of $35,140 per year in Minnesota state. However, this number is only an average. bookkeeping clerks in Minnesota had varying salaries from $17,600 to $51,720 per year in 2010. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for a bookkeeping clerk are:

  1. Anoka County - $38,040 per year
  2. Dodge County - $34,600 per year
  3. Benton County - $33,560 per year

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

  1. Becker County - $28,980 per year
  2. Big Stone County - $30,000 per year
  3. Brown County - $30,090 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in bookkeeping in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as small business or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,710 $35,140 -4.6%
2
Billing and Posting Clerks 9,210 $35,880 3.1%
 

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