Big Rapids has a total population of 10,849 and a student population of 13,865. Of these students, 13,865 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Ferris State University is the largest culinary school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 10 students from its culinary program.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a culinary degree from one of Big Rapids's culinary 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 culinary schools was an average of $28,812 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Big Rapids. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based culinary 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.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Big Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. There were 27,880 chefs working in Michigan and 2,470 working in the greater Big Rapids area in 2010. Big Rapids's chef workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,270 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chefs in the state.