Big Rapids has a general population of 10,849 and an overall student population of 13,865. Approximately 13,865 of Big Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Big Rapids's largest engineering school is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an engineering degree in Big Rapids. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,522 per year in instate tuition and $28,812 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Big Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,940 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Big Rapids after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Big Rapids, which is the most popular engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 24,230 engineers in Michigan. Of these engineers, 830 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 5% in Big Rapids. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.