With an overall population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679, approximately 4,679 of Portales students attend one of Portales's schools that offer business programs.
Portales's largest business school is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 46 students graduated from the Business program at Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a business degree from one of Portales's business schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portales business schools was an average of $19,526 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you plan on staying in Portales after graduating from business school, you should know that job prospects for business professionals in Portales, which is the most popular business profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 business professionals in New Mexico were working in the greater Portales area. The number of business professionals in Portales is expected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.