Grand Rapids has a general population of 197,800 and an overall student population of 39,888. Approximately 346 of Grand Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Kuyper College is the largest public relations school in Grand Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Kuyper College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in public relations.
In 2009 tuition at public relations schools in Grand Rapids was $15,218 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $676 for public relations related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,990 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,068.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 1,380 public relations professionals in Michigan. Of these public relations professionals, 60 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 9% in Grand Rapids. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Grand Rapids is $85,130 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.