With an overall population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984, approximately 13,940 of Edwardsville students attend one of Edwardsville's schools that offer finance programs.
The largest finance school in Edwardsville, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Finance program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a finance degree in Edwardsville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edwardsville finance schools was an average of $33,833 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $715 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in Edwardsville. And if you live on campus at one of the Edwardsville-based finance schools, you will have an added expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you decide to work as a finance professional in Edwardsville, your job prospects are good. There were 55,290 finance professionals working in Illinois and 14,120 working in the greater Edwardsville area in 2010. The number of finance professionals in Edwardsville is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Edwardsville is $58,450 per year, which is higher than the average for finance professionals state-wide.