With an overall population of 17,865 and a student population of 9,247, approximately 9,247 of Natchitoches students attend one of Natchitoches's schools that offer business programs.
Natchitoches's largest business school is Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In 2010, Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduated approximately 110 students with credentials in business.
In 2010, 143 students graduated with a business degree in Natchitoches. If you decide to attend one of Natchitoches's business schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,786 per year in instate tuition and $21,472 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,682 per year, on average, for room and board at Natchitoches-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Natchitoches, your job prospects are not very good. There were 35,370 business professionals working in Louisiana and 1,320 working in the greater Natchitoches area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Natchitoches. 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 Natchitoches is $62,510 per year, which is lower than the average for business professionals state-wide.