Charleston has a total population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966. Of these students, 11,966 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in Charleston, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, Eastern Illinois University graduated approximately 91 students from its business program.
A total of 285 students graduated with credentials in business from business schools in Charleston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charleston business schools was an average of $34,217 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $120 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board at Charleston-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in business, if you decide to work as a business professional in Charleston, your job prospects are not very good. There were 58,800 business professionals working in Illinois and 1,010 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. Charleston's business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Charleston is $64,710 per year, which is lower than the average for business professionals state-wide.