With an overall population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104, approximately 27,945 of Ames students attend one of Ames's schools that offer nutrition programs.
Of the 1 nutrition schools in Ames, the largest nutrition school, by student population, is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 57 students from its nutrition program.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a nutrition degree in Ames. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames nutrition schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nutrition program in Ames. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board at Ames-based nutrition schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you plan on staying in Ames after graduating from nutrition school, you should know that job prospects for nutritionists in Ames, which is the most popular nutrition profession, are average. The number of nutritionists in Ames is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.