Wenatchee has a general population of 27,856 and an overall student population of 3,529. Approximately 3,423 of Wenatchee's students are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in Wenatchee, by student population, is Wenatchee Valley College. In 2010, Wenatchee Valley College graduated approximately 16 students from its business program.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a business degree from one of Wenatchee's business schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,155 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wenatchee business schools was an average of $12,582 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Wenatchee. And if you live on campus at one of the Wenatchee-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $4,645 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,886.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wenatchee, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 22,550 business professionals in Washington State. Of these business professionals, 310 were working in the greater Wenatchee area. The government projects that the number of business professionals in Wenatchee will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
As a business professional in Wenatchee, you can expect to make an average salary of $89,740 per year. This is higher than the average salary for business professionals in the state.