Cambridge has a general population of 101,355 and an overall student population of 49,996. Approximately 27,651 of Cambridge's students are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Harvard University is the largest finance school in Cambridge, based on student population. In 2010, Harvard University graduated approximately 11 students from its finance program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a finance degree in Cambridge. In 2009 tuition at finance schools in Cambridge was $37,012 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for finance related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,856 per year, on average, for room and board at Cambridge-based finance schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Cambridge after graduating from finance school, you should know that job prospects for finance professionals in Cambridge, which is the most popular finance profession, are average. In 2010, there were 38,330 finance professionals in Massachusetts. Of these finance professionals, 22,530 were working in the greater Cambridge area. Cambridge's finance professional workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Cambridge is $72,570 per year, which is higher than the average for finance professionals state-wide.