West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
West Lafayette's largest business school is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 854 students graduated from the Business program at Purdue University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 1,333 students graduated with a business degree from one of West Lafayette's business schools. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's business schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board at West Lafayette-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 78 business professionals in Indiana were working in the greater West Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -2% in West Lafayette. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
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