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 industrial design programs.
Of the 1 industrial design schools in Big Rapids, the largest industrial design school, by student population, is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 10 students from its industrial design program.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in industrial design from industrial design schools in Big Rapids in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's industrial design 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 industrial design related books and supplies each 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 industrial design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Big Rapids after graduating from industrial design school, you should know that job prospects for industrial designers in Big Rapids, which is the most popular industrial design profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,670 industrial designers in Michigan. Of these industrial designers, 250 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. The number of industrial designers in Big Rapids is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for industrial designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an industrial designer in Big Rapids is $69,310 per year, which is higher than the average for industrial designers state-wide.
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