Portland has a general population of 64,249 and an overall student population of 10,424. Approximately 9,655 of Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer business administration programs.
Of the 1 business administration schools in Portland, the largest business administration school, by student population, is University of Southern Maine. Approximately 161 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Maine with credentials in business administration.
In 2010, 184 students graduated with a business administration degree from one of Portland's business administration schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portland business administration schools was an average of $35,656 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business administration program in Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
After graduating with your credentials in business administration, if you decide to work as a general manager in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 8,290 general managers in Maine. Of these general managers, 3,850 were working in the greater Portland area. The government projects that the number of general managers in Portland will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for general managers.