South Portland has a total population of 23,324 and a student population of 6,319. Of these students, 6,261 are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
South Portland's largest small business school is Southern Maine Community College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Maine Community College with credentials in small business.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in small business from small business schools in South Portland in 2010. If you decide to attend one of South Portland's small business schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,453 per year in instate tuition and $17,973 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a small business program in South Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,212 per year, on average, for room and board at South Portland-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,929.
If you plan on staying in South Portland after graduating from small business school, you should know that job prospects for small business professionals in South Portland, which is the most popular small business profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 small business professionals in Maine were working in the greater South Portland area. The government projects that the number of small business professionals in South Portland will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.