Bismarck has a total population of 55,532 and a student population of 7,696. Of these students, 4,022 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Bismarck State College is the largest carpentry school in Bismarck, based on student population. In 2010, Bismarck State College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in carpentry.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a carpentry degree in Bismarck. If you decide to attend one of Bismarck's carpentry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,294 per year in instate tuition and $16,789 per year in out of state tuition.
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 carpentry program in Bismarck. And if you live on campus at one of the Bismarck-based carpentry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,738 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,556.
If you plan on staying in Bismarck after graduating from carpentry school, you should know that job prospects for carpenters in Bismarck, which is the most popular carpentry profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,410 carpenters in North Dakota. Of these carpenters, 670 were working in the greater Bismarck area. The government projects that the number of carpenters in Bismarck will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
As a carpenter in Bismarck, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,730 per year. This is higher than the average salary for carpenters in the state.