With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 10,709 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer nutrition programs.
Johnson & Wales University is the largest nutrition school in Providence, based on student population. In 2010, Johnson & Wales University graduated approximately 200 students from its nutrition program.
In 2010, 278 students graduated with a nutrition degree from one of Providence's nutrition schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,490 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nutrition program in Providence. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based nutrition schools, you will have an added expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in nutrition, if you decide to work as a nutritionist in Providence, your job prospects are good. There were 90 nutritionists working in Rhode Island and 240 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. Providence's nutritionist workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nutritionist in Providence is $22,920 per year, which is the same as the average for nutritionists state-wide.