Providence has a general population of 173,618 and an overall student population of 36,049. Approximately 8,574 of Providence's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Of the 1 small business schools in Providence, the largest small business school, by student population, is Brown University. In 2010, Brown University graduated approximately 61 students with credentials in small business.
A total of 61 students graduated with credentials in small business from small business schools in Providence in 2010. In 2009 tuition at small business schools in Providence was $38,848 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,266 for small business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based small business schools, you will have an added expense of $10,280 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a small business professional in Providence, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,510 small business professionals in Rhode Island. Of these small business professionals, 5,650 were working in the greater Providence area. The government projects that the number of small business professionals in Providence will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.