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 visual communications programs.
Ferris State University is the largest visual communications school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Ferris State University.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Big Rapids's visual communications schools. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's visual communications 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 visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based visual communications 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 decide to work as a visual communications professional in Big Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 visual communications professionals in Michigan were working in the greater Big Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Big Rapids. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Big Rapids is $30,890 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.