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 web design programs.
Ferris State University is the largest web design school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Web Design program at Ferris State University.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a web design degree in Big Rapids. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's web design 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 web design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Rapids-based web design 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.
Many web design graduates choose to work as web designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Rapids, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 7,180 web designers in Michigan, 280 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. Big Rapids's web designer workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for web designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a web designer in Big Rapids is $30,890 per year, which is lower than the average for web designers state-wide.