Framingham has a general population of 66,910 and an overall student population of 6,063. Approximately 5,989 of Framingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer nutrition programs.
The largest nutrition school in Framingham, by student population, is Framingham State University. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Framingham State University with credentials in nutrition.
A total of 42 students graduated with credentials in nutrition from nutrition schools in Framingham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Framingham's nutrition schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,938 per year in instate tuition and $25,018 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for nutrition related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,148 per year, on average, for room and board at Framingham-based nutrition schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,840.
Many nutrition graduates choose to work as nutritionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Framingham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,750 nutritionists in Massachusetts. Of these nutritionists, 50 were working in the greater Framingham area. The government projects that the number of nutritionists in Framingham will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.
As a nutritionist in Framingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,730 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nutritionists in the state.