If you decide that you want to get a small business degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 small business schools in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago has a general population of 2,896,016 and an overall student population of 248,289. Approximately 42,719 of Chicago's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest small business school in Chicago, based on student population. In 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago graduated approximately 21 students from its small business program.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in small business in Chicago in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $35,252 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chicago small business schools was an average of $41,447 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a small business program in Chicago. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,160 per year, on average, for room and board at Chicago-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,228.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicago, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 small business professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Chicago area. By the year 2018, the number of small business professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Chicago. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.
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