Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Howard Community College is the largest business school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 71 students with credentials in business.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with a business degree from one of Columbia's business schools. If you decide to attend a business school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,993.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for business related books and supplies every year.
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, 1 out of every 2 business professionals in Maryland were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of business professionals in Columbia is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.