Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 39,888. Of these students, 11,507 are enrolled in schools that offer small business programs.
Of the 1 small business schools in Grand Rapids, the largest small business school, by student population, is Davenport University. In 2010, Davenport University graduated approximately 4 students from its small business program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a small business degree in Grand Rapids. In 2009 tuition at small business schools in Grand Rapids was $11,266 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a small business program in Grand Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,300 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Rapids-based small business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,506.
If you decide to work as a small business professional in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 36,420 small business professionals in Michigan. Of these small business professionals, 3,460 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The government projects that the number of small business professionals in Grand Rapids will decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.