South Portland, Maine has 2 business schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in business. With an overall population of 23,324 and a student population of 7,864, approximately 7,806 of South Portland students attend one of South Portland's schools that offer business programs.
Of the 2 business schools in South Portland, the largest business school, by student population, is Southern Maine Community College. In 2010, Southern Maine Community College graduated approximately 89 students from its business program.
A total of 180 students graduated with credentials in business from business schools in South Portland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,453 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all South Portland business schools was an average of $17,973 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in South Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,212 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,763.
If you decide to work as a business professional in South Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 8,290 business professionals in Maine. Of these business professionals, 3,850 were working in the greater South Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -8% in South Portland. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.