With an overall population of 13,471 and a student population of 6,732, approximately 6,732 of Fergus Falls students attend one of Fergus Falls's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the largest administrative assistant school in Fergus Falls, based on student population. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Fergus Falls's administrative assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at administrative assistant schools in Fergus Falls was $5,248 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,248.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fergus Falls, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 66,380 administrative assistants in Minnesota, 4,150 were working in the greater Fergus Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of administrative assistants is expected to increase by 7% in Fergus Falls. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Fergus Falls is $26,430 per year, which is higher than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.