Decatur has a total population of 1,426 and a student population of 2,639. Of these students, 2,639 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Decatur's largest business school is East Central Community College. In 2010, East Central Community College graduated approximately 16 students from its business program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a business degree from one of Decatur's business schools. Tuition in 2009 at Decatur's business schools was $9,410 per year for instate students and $11,510 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,240 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Decatur-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $2,990 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,420.
After graduating with your credentials in business, if you decide to work as a business professional in Decatur, your job prospects are not very good. There were 14,750 business professionals working in Mississippi and 1,340 working in the greater Decatur area in 2010. Decatur's business professional workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
As a business professional in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for business professionals in the state.