Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 1,674 are enrolled in schools that offer international business programs.
The largest international business school in Hickory, by student population, is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in international business.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in international business from international business schools in Hickory in 2010. If you decide to attend a international business school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,200.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for international business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based international business schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
Many international business graduates choose to work as international business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are not very good. There were 56,480 international business professionals working in North Carolina and 1,680 working in the greater Hickory area in 2010. The government projects that the number of international business professionals in Hickory will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for international business professionals.