Wharton has a total population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622. Of these students, 6,622 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Wharton's largest business school is Wharton County Junior College. In 2010, Wharton County Junior College graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in business.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a business degree from one of Wharton's business schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wharton business schools was an average of $10,433 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $925 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Wharton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Wharton-based business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
If you decide to work as a business professional in Wharton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 85 business professionals in Texas were working in the greater Wharton area. The number of business professionals in Wharton is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.