Columbia has a general population of 4,014 and an overall student population of 2,349. Approximately 2,349 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Of the 1 business schools in Columbia, the largest business school, by student population, is Lindsey Wilson College. In 2010, Lindsey Wilson College graduated approximately 30 students from its business program.
A reported 35 students graduated with credentials in business in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a business school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,870.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,595 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,618.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 24,230 business professionals in Kentucky, 1,700 were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of business professionals in Columbia is expected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Columbia is $70,990 per year, which is lower than the average for business professionals state-wide.