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 chemistry programs.
The largest chemistry school in Big Rapids, by student population, is Ferris State University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Chemistry program at Ferris State University.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Big Rapids's chemistry 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 chemistry schools was an average of $28,812 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,940 per year, on average, for room and board at Big Rapids-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,940 chemists in Michigan, 430 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. Big Rapids's chemist workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Big Rapids is $38,390 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chemists.