Shepherdstown has a total population of 803 and a student population of 4,256. Of these students, 4,256 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
Shepherd University is the largest business school in Shepherdstown, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 112 students graduated from the Business program at Shepherd University.
A total of 116 students graduated with credentials in business from business schools in Shepherdstown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,562 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shepherdstown business schools was an average of $23,902 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in Shepherdstown. And if you live on campus at one of the Shepherdstown-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Shepherdstown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 business professionals in West Virginia were working in the greater Shepherdstown area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -7% in Shepherdstown. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.