Jackson has a total population of 184,256 and a student population of 16,993. Of these students, 8,783 are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Jackson State University is the largest small business school in Jackson, based on student population. In 2010, Jackson State University graduated approximately 9 students from its small business program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in small business in Jackson in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Jackson's small business schools was $17,127 per year for instate students and $23,851 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,100 for small business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,196 per year, on average, for room and board at Jackson-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,634.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jackson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 small business professionals in Mississippi were working in the greater Jackson area. By the year 2018, the number of small business professionals is expected to increase by 6% in Jackson. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.