Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Iowa State University is the largest business school in Ames, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 192 students from its business program.
A total of 889 students graduated with credentials in business from business schools in Ames in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames business schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ames-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you decide to work as a business professional in Ames, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 11,640 business professionals in Iowa. Of these business professionals, 290 were working in the greater Ames area. The government projects that the number of business professionals in Ames will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Ames is $53,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for business professionals.