Columbia has a total population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204. Of these students, 28,482 are enrolled in schools that offer property management programs.
Columbia's largest property management school is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 21 students from its property management program.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a property management degree in Columbia. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia property management schools was an average of $36,066 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $936 for property management 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 at Columbia-based property management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from property management school, you should know that job prospects for property managers in Columbia, which is the most popular property management profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 property managers in South Carolina were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of property managers in Columbia is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for property managers.
As a property manager in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,080 per year. This is higher than the average salary for property managers in the state.