With an overall population of 11,297 and a student population of 7,012, approximately 7,012 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer business programs.
Trinity Valley Community College is the largest business school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, Trinity Valley Community College graduated approximately 12 students from its business program.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in business in Athens in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's business schools was $11,486 per year for instate students and $12,318 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Athens. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 153,780 business professionals in Texas, 3,670 were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's business professional workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Athens is $72,220 per year, which is higher than the average for business professionals state-wide.