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 sonography programs.
Ferris State University is the largest sonography school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 14 students from its sonography program.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a sonography degree from one of Big Rapids's sonography schools. 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 sonography schools was an average of $28,812 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for sonography related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based sonography 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 sonographer in Big Rapids, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 sonographers in Michigan were working in the greater Big Rapids area. The government projects that the number of sonographers in Big Rapids will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for sonographers.
As a sonographer in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,850 per year. This is lower than the average salary for sonographers in the state.