With an overall population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282, approximately 11,264 of Ruston students attend one of Ruston's schools that offer business programs.
Ruston's largest business school is Louisiana Tech University. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 81 students from its business program.
In 2010, 284 students graduated with a business degree in Ruston. If you decide to attend one of Ruston's business schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in instate tuition and $20,931 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a business professional in Ruston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 35,370 business professionals in Louisiana. Of these business professionals, 1,710 were working in the greater Ruston area. The government projects that the number of business professionals in Ruston will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.