Fort Smith has a general population of 80,268 and an overall student population of 7,491. Approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is the largest business school in Fort Smith, based on student population. In 2010, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduated approximately 107 students with credentials in business.
A reported 107 students graduated with credentials in business in Fort Smith in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Smith business schools was an average of $21,040 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Smith-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
If you plan on staying in Fort Smith after graduating from business school, you should know that job prospects for business professionals in Fort Smith, which is the most popular business profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 13,990 business professionals in Arkansas, 1,540 were working in the greater Fort Smith area. Fort Smith's business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.