Austin has a total population of 656,562 and a student population of 106,258. Of these students, 5,293 are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
The largest small business school in Austin, by student population, is Saint Edward's University. In 2010, Saint Edward's University graduated approximately 11 students from its small business program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a small business degree in Austin. If you decide to attend a small business school in Austin, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,440.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a small business program in Austin. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,896 per year, on average, for room and board at Austin-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in small business, if you decide to work as a small business professional in Austin, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 153,780 small business professionals in Texas. Of these small business professionals, 11,890 were working in the greater Austin area. Austin's small business professional workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.