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 small business programs.
Ferris State University is the largest small business school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in small business.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a small business degree in Big Rapids. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's small business 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 small business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based small business 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.
If you plan on staying in Big Rapids after graduating from small business school, you should know that job prospects for small business professionals in Big Rapids, which is the most popular small business profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 36,420 small business professionals in Michigan. Of these small business professionals, 2,520 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. The number of small business professionals in Big Rapids is expected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a small business professional in Big Rapids is $78,770 per year, which is higher than the average for small business professionals state-wide.