With an overall population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277, approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg students attend one of Pittsburg's schools that offer finance programs.
Pittsburg State University is the largest finance school in Pittsburg, based on student population. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Pittsburg State University with credentials in finance.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in finance from finance schools in Pittsburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pittsburg finance schools was an average of $23,386 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in Pittsburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Pittsburg-based finance schools, you will have an added expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pittsburg, your job prospects are good. There were 12,000 finance professionals working in Kansas and 2,430 working in the greater Pittsburg area in 2010. The government projects that the number of finance professionals in Pittsburg will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
As a finance professional in Pittsburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,940 per year. This is lower than the average salary for finance professionals in the state.