Ruston has a total population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282. Of these students, 11,264 are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Of the 1 finance schools in Ruston, the largest finance school, by student population, is Louisiana Tech University. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Louisiana Tech University with credentials in finance.
A reported 49 students graduated with credentials in finance in Ruston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ruston finance schools was an average of $20,931 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for finance related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ruston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 12,660 finance professionals in Louisiana, 320 were working in the greater Ruston area. Ruston's finance professional workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Ruston is $48,550 per year, which is lower than the average for finance professionals state-wide.