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 information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Big Rapids, by student population, is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 82 students with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 82 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Big Rapids's information technology schools. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's information technology 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.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for information technology 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 information technology 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 information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Big Rapids, which is the most popular information technology profession, are average. There were 7,670 information technology professionals working in Michigan and 230 working in the greater Big Rapids area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 10% in Big Rapids. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $74,170 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.