Big Rapids has a general population of 10,849 and an overall student population of 13,865. Approximately 13,865 of Big Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Big Rapids's largest nursing school is Ferris State University. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 128 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 142 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Big Rapids's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Big Rapids's nursing schools was $21,522 per year for instate students and $28,812 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for nursing 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. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Rapids, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 87,250 nurses in Michigan. Of these nurses, 5,030 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. The number of nurses in Big Rapids is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Big Rapids is $56,300 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.