Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 44,963. Approximately 20,371 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Missouri State University is the largest small business school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Small Business program at Missouri State University.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a small business degree from one of Springfield's small business schools. Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's small business schools was $16,628 per year for instate students and $21,908 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for small business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,922 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a small business professional in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 31,860 small business professionals in Missouri. Of these small business professionals, 2,830 were working in the greater Springfield area. Springfield's small business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a small business professional in Springfield is $68,170 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for small business professionals.