Big Rapids has a total population of 10,849 and a student population of 13,865. Of these students, 13,865 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Big Rapids's largest drafting school is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a drafting degree in Big Rapids. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Big Rapids drafting schools was an average of $28,812 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,940 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a drafter in Big Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,360 drafters in Michigan, 190 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. The number of drafters in Big Rapids is expected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,950 per year. This is lower than the average salary for drafters in the state.