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 video game design programs.
Ferris State University is the largest video game design school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 38 students with credentials in video game design.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in video game design in Big Rapids in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's video game design 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, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for video game design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based video game design 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 video game designer in Big Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 35 video game designers in Michigan were working in the greater Big Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of video game designers is expected to increase by 8% in Big Rapids. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for video game designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a video game designer in Big Rapids is $30,890 per year, which is lower than the average for video game designers state-wide.