With an overall population of 10,849 and a student population of 13,865, approximately 13,865 of Big Rapids students attend one of Big Rapids's schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
Ferris State University is the largest healthcare administration school in Big Rapids, based on student population. Approximately 73 students graduated in 2010 from Ferris State University with credentials in healthcare administration.
In 2010, 73 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree in Big Rapids. Tuition in 2009 at Big Rapids's healthcare administration schools was $21,522 per year for instate students and $28,812 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for healthcare administration related books and supplies each year. 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 healthcare administration school, you should know that job prospects for healthcare administrators in Big Rapids, which is the most popular healthcare administration profession, are good. In 2010, there were 9,560 healthcare administrators in Michigan. Of these healthcare administrators, 900 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. Big Rapids's healthcare administrator workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in Big Rapids is $76,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.