Charlotte has a total population of 540,828 and a student population of 52,415. Of these students, 24,701 are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the largest finance school in Charlotte, based on student population. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduated approximately 215 students with credentials in finance.
In 2010, 257 students graduated with a finance degree in Charlotte. If you decide to attend one of Charlotte's finance schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,827 per year in instate tuition and $26,439 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in Charlotte. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,006 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,527.
Many finance graduates choose to work as finance professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Charlotte, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 30,380 finance professionals in North Carolina, 7,420 were working in the greater Charlotte area. By the year 2018, the number of finance professionals is expected to increase by 22% in Charlotte. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in Charlotte is $62,180 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for finance professionals.