With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 28,482 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer marketing programs.
Of the 1 marketing schools in Columbia, the largest marketing school, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, approximately 154 students graduated from the Marketing program at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
In 2010, 154 students graduated with a marketing degree in Columbia. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's marketing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in instate tuition and $36,066 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $936 for marketing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from marketing school, you should know that job prospects for marketing professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular marketing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 marketing professionals in South Carolina were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia's marketing professional workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for marketing professionals.