Kalamazoo has a general population of 77,145 and an overall student population of 38,972. Approximately 24,576 of Kalamazoo's students are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Western Michigan University is the largest finance school in Kalamazoo, based on student population. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 133 students from its finance program.
A reported 156 students graduated with credentials in finance in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Kalamazoo's finance schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in instate tuition and $31,418 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for finance related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board at Kalamazoo-based finance schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 38 finance professionals in Michigan were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The number of finance professionals in Kalamazoo is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
As a finance professional in Kalamazoo, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,870 per year. This is higher than the average salary for finance professionals in the state.