Fayetteville has a total population of 58,047 and a student population of 20,000. Of these students, 19,849 are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
University of Arkansas is the largest finance school in Fayetteville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 166 students graduated from the Finance program at University of Arkansas.
In 2010, 188 students graduated with a finance degree in Fayetteville. Tuition in 2009 at Fayetteville's finance schools was $18,241 per year for instate students and $27,118 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,082 for finance related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-based finance schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,340 finance professionals in Arkansas. Of these finance professionals, 940 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. By the year 2018, the number of finance professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Fayetteville. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Fayetteville is $51,660 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for finance professionals.