Des Moines has a general population of 198,682 and an overall student population of 11,849. Approximately 5,653 of Des Moines's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
The largest small business school in Des Moines, by student population, is Drake University. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Small Business program at Drake University.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a small business degree in Des Moines. In 2009 tuition at small business schools in Des Moines was $25,622 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a small business program in Des Moines. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Des Moines after graduating from small business school, you should know that job prospects for small business professionals in Des Moines, which is the most popular small business profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,350 small business professionals in Iowa. Of these small business professionals, 3,400 were working in the greater Des Moines area. The number of small business professionals in Des Moines is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.