Decatur, Illinois has 2 business schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in business. Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 5,909 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in Decatur, by student population, is Millikin University. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Business program at Millikin University.
A reported 189 students graduated with credentials in business in Decatur in 2010. In 2009 tuition at business schools in Decatur was $14,477 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Decatur-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,856.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 58,800 business professionals in Illinois, 460 were working in the greater Decatur area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Decatur. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.