Raleigh has a general population of 276,093 and an overall student population of 57,092. Approximately 15,203 of Raleigh's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Raleigh's largest small business school is Wake Technical Community College. In 2010, Wake Technical Community College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in small business.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in small business in Raleigh in 2010. In 2009 tuition at small business schools in Raleigh was $1,682 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for small business related books and supplies each year.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Raleigh, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 56,480 small business professionals in North Carolina, 7,570 were working in the greater Raleigh area. The number of small business professionals in Raleigh is expected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.