With an overall population of 7,568 and a student population of 1,660, approximately 1,660 of La Junta students attend one of La Junta's schools that offer business programs.
Otero Junior College is the largest business school in La Junta, based on student population. In 2010, Otero Junior College graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in business.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in business in La Junta in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Junta business schools was an average of $17,247 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the La Junta-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Junta, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,000 business professionals in Colorado, 1,050 were working in the greater La Junta area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -5% in La Junta. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
As a business professional in La Junta, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,810 per year. This is lower than the average salary for business professionals in the state.