West Plains has a general population of 10,866 and an overall student population of 2,283. Approximately 2,162 of West Plains's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
The largest small business school in West Plains, by student population, is Missouri State University-West Plains. In 2010, Missouri State University-West Plains graduated approximately 0 students from its small business program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,958 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Plains small business schools was an average of $18,018 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $974 for small business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Plains-based small business schools, you will have an added expense of $4,920 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,548.
After graduating with your credentials in small business, if you decide to work as a small business professional in West Plains, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 31,860 small business professionals in Missouri, 2,240 were working in the greater West Plains area. West Plains's small business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.
As a small business professional in West Plains, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,290 per year. This is lower than the average salary for small business professionals in the state.