Fergus Falls has a total population of 13,471 and a student population of 6,732. Of these students, 6,732 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the largest carpentry school in Fergus Falls, based on student population. In 2010, Minnesota State Community and Technical College graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in carpentry.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in carpentry from carpentry schools in Fergus Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,248 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a carpentry program in Fergus Falls. And if you live on campus at one of the Fergus Falls-based carpentry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,248.
If you plan on staying in Fergus Falls after graduating from carpentry school, you should know that job prospects for carpenters in Fergus Falls, which is the most popular carpentry profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 23,980 carpenters in Minnesota, 1,550 were working in the greater Fergus Falls area. The government projects that the number of carpenters in Fergus Falls will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
As a carpenter in Fergus Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,380 per year. This is lower than the average salary for carpenters in the state.