Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
George Mason University is the largest business school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 358 students from its business program.
A reported 1,003 students graduated with credentials in business in Fairfax in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's business schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfax-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in business, if you decide to work as a business professional in Fairfax, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 business professionals in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to increase by 5% in Fairfax. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.