West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer finance programs.
West Chester's largest finance school is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 67 students graduated from the Finance program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A reported 75 students graduated with credentials in finance in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's finance schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a finance program in West Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you plan on staying in West Chester after graduating from finance school, you should know that job prospects for finance professionals in West Chester, which is the most popular finance profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 55,750 finance professionals in Pennsylvania, 19,970 were working in the greater West Chester area. The number of finance professionals in West Chester is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for finance professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a finance professional in West Chester is $68,780 per year, which is higher than the average for finance professionals state-wide.