Ithaca has a total population of 29,287 and a student population of 27,527. Of these students, 20,633 are enrolled in schools that offer nutrition programs.
The largest nutrition school in Ithaca, by student population, is Cornell University. In 2010, Cornell University graduated approximately 57 students from its nutrition program.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a nutrition degree from one of Ithaca's nutrition schools. If you decide to attend a nutrition school in Ithaca, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $37,954.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $760 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nutrition program in Ithaca. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,160 per year, on average, for room and board at Ithaca-based nutrition schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,254.
Many nutrition graduates choose to work as nutritionists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ithaca, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of nutritionists in Ithaca will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.