Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Allendale's largest finance school is Grand Valley State University. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 115 students from its finance program.
In 2010, 152 students graduated with a finance degree in Allendale. Tuition in 2009 at Allendale's finance schools was $19,480 per year for instate students and $23,794 per year for out of state students.
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 $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Allendale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 38,200 finance professionals in Michigan, 600 were working in the greater Allendale area. By the year 2018, the number of finance professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Allendale. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Allendale is $56,680 per year, which is lower than the average for finance professionals state-wide.