Columbia has a general population of 84,531 and an overall student population of 48,122. Approximately 15,556 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
Columbia's largest finance school is Columbia College. Approximately 87 students graduated in 2010 from Columbia College with credentials in finance.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a finance degree from one of Columbia's finance schools. In 2009 tuition at finance schools in Columbia was $14,576 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in Columbia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,898 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based finance schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,200.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from finance school, you should know that job prospects for finance professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular finance profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 finance professionals in Missouri were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of finance professionals is expected to increase by 9% in Columbia. 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 Columbia is $47,190 per year, which is higher than the average for finance professionals state-wide.