Grand Forks, ND (population: 52,135) has one physician assistant school within its city limits. University of North Dakota has a total student population of 13,172. It is the 1377th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of North Dakota (#1 is University of Mary).
Physician Assistant students from Grand Forks schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today.
Grand Forks lies in Grand Forks county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the Grand Forks-MN area has 48,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.05/hr average worker wage, and a $35,460 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Dakota ends up costing a student $13,656/yr.