Big Rapids has a general population of 10,849 and an overall student population of 13,865. Approximately 13,865 of Big Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Ferris State University is the largest accounting school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Accounting program at Ferris State University.
A reported 44 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Big Rapids in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's accounting 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 accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based accounting 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.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 accountants in Michigan were working in the greater Big Rapids area. Big Rapids's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Big Rapids is $29,300 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.