Beaumont has a general population of 113,866 and an overall student population of 17,213. Approximately 13,992 of Beaumont's students are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
The largest small business school in Beaumont, by student population, is Lamar University. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Small Business program at Lamar University.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a small business degree from one of Beaumont's small business schools. Tuition in 2009 at Beaumont's small business schools was $17,630 per year for instate students and $24,832 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,480 for small business related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,290 per year, on average, for room and board at Beaumont-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many small business graduates choose to work as small business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beaumont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 153,780 small business professionals in Texas, 1,840 were working in the greater Beaumont area. By the year 2018, the number of small business professionals is expected to increase by 3% in Beaumont. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.