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 interior design programs.
The largest interior design school in Big Rapids, by student population, is Ferris State University. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Ferris State University.
A reported 39 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Big Rapids in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Big Rapids's interior design schools was $21,522 per year for instate students and $28,812 per year for out of state students.
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 interior design program in Big Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,940 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many interior design graduates choose to work as interior designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Rapids, your job prospects are average. Big Rapids's interior designer workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Big Rapids is $34,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.