If you are interested in pursuing business, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 business schools in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With an overall population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789, approximately 2,357 of Lancaster students attend one of Lancaster's schools that offer business programs.
Of the 2 business schools in Lancaster, the largest business school, by student population, is Franklin and Marshall College. In 2010, Franklin and Marshall College graduated approximately 76 students with credentials in business.
A total of 96 students graduated with credentials in business from business schools in Lancaster in 2010. If you decide to attend a business school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $39,980.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,100 business professionals in Pennsylvania, 2,250 were working in the greater Lancaster area. The government projects that the number of business professionals in Lancaster will decrease by -7% 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 Lancaster is $79,630 per year, which is lower than the average for business professionals state-wide.