Santa Cruz has a general population of 54,593 and an overall student population of 17,098. Approximately 16,775 of Santa Cruz's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in Santa Cruz, by student population, is University of California-Santa Cruz. In 2010, University of California-Santa Cruz graduated approximately 19 students from its business program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a business degree in Santa Cruz. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Santa Cruz business schools was an average of $50,150 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,393 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Cruz-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 250,900 business professionals in California, 1,520 were working in the greater Santa Cruz area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -2% in Santa Cruz. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.