Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in Chester, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. Approximately 100 students graduated in 2010 from Widener University-Main Campus with credentials in business.
A reported 178 students graduated with credentials in business in Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in business, if you decide to work as a business professional in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 business professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. The number of business professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Chester is $68,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for business professionals.