Bismarck has a total population of 55,532 and a student population of 7,696. Of these students, 2,979 are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Bismarck, by student population, is University of Mary. In 2010, University of Mary graduated approximately 6 students from its information systems program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in information systems in Bismarck in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,584 per year in tuition costs.
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 information systems program in Bismarck. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,584.
Many information systems graduates choose to work as information systems professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bismarck, your job prospects are good. There were 490 information systems professionals working in North Dakota and 100 working in the greater Bismarck area in 2010. The number of information systems professionals in Bismarck is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information systems professional in Bismarck is $76,590 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for information systems professionals.