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 art programs.
Big Rapids's largest art school is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 88 students with credentials in art.
In 2010, 201 students graduated with an art degree from one of Big Rapids's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Big Rapids art schools was an average of $28,812 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based art 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 plan on staying in Big Rapids after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Big Rapids, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. Big Rapids's artist workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.