With an overall population of 33,055 and a student population of 5,751, approximately 5,581 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer business programs.
Columbia State Community College is the largest business school in Columbia, based on student population. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Columbia State Community College with credentials in business.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a business degree from one of Columbia's business schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,905 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for business related books and supplies each year.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 business professionals in Tennessee were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia's business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -4% 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 Columbia is $67,690 per year, which is lower than the average for business professionals state-wide.