Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 5,425 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Reading Area Community College is the largest small business school in Reading, based on student population. In 2010, Reading Area Community College graduated approximately 0 students from its small business program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,690 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for small business related books and supplies every year.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Reading, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,100 small business professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these small business professionals, 1,590 were working in the greater Reading area. The government projects that the number of small business professionals in Reading will decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.