Portsmouth, Ohio has 2 business schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in business. Portsmouth has a general population of 20,909 and an overall student population of 8,944. Approximately 4,552 of Portsmouth's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Of the 2 business schools in Portsmouth, the largest business school, by student population, is Shawnee State University. In 2010, Shawnee State University graduated approximately 67 students with credentials in business.
A reported 114 students graduated with credentials in business in Portsmouth in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portsmouth business schools was an average of $22,694 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,920 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Portsmouth. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Portsmouth-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,944.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portsmouth, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 50 business professionals in Ohio were working in the greater Portsmouth area. Portsmouth's business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Portsmouth is $73,550 per year, which is higher than the average for business professionals state-wide.