Fargo has a total population of 90,599 and a student population of 30,464. Of these students, 14,189 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
North Dakota State University-Main Campus is the largest health science school in Fargo, based on student population. In 2010, North Dakota State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 0 students from its health science program.
Tuition in 2009 at Fargo's health science schools was $16,323 per year for instate students and $25,422 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for health science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fargo-based health science schools, you will have an added expense of $6,568 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many health science graduates choose to work as health science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fargo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,360 health science professionals in North Dakota, 1,130 were working in the greater Fargo area. Fargo's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Fargo is $58,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.