If you are interested in pursuing engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 engineering schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With an overall population of 197,800 and a student population of 39,888, approximately 21,036 of Grand Rapids students attend one of Grand Rapids's schools that offer engineering programs.
Of the 2 engineering schools in Grand Rapids, the largest engineering school, by student population, is Calvin College. In 2010, Calvin College graduated approximately 71 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 113 students graduated with an engineering degree in Grand Rapids. In 2009 tuition at engineering schools in Grand Rapids was $13,171 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,252 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Grand Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,275 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,222.
After graduating with your credentials in engineering, if you decide to work as an engineer in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 24,230 engineers in Michigan, 1,500 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The government projects that the number of engineers in Grand Rapids will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Grand Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,410 per year. This is lower than the average salary for engineers in the state.
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