West Palm Beach has a total population of 82,103 and a student population of 7,495. Of these students, 3,260 are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Of the 1 small business schools in West Palm Beach, the largest small business school, by student population, is Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach with credentials in small business.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in small business in West Palm Beach in 2010. In 2009 tuition at small business schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for small business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Palm Beach-based small business schools, you will have an added expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 59,470 small business professionals in Florida, 4,710 were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. The number of small business professionals in West Palm Beach is expected to decrease by -5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.