Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 4,092 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Grand Rapids's largest computer science school is Calvin College. In 2010, Calvin College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Grand Rapids's computer science schools. If you decide to attend a computer science school in Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,035.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Grand Rapids-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,275 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,565.
If you plan on staying in Grand Rapids after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Grand Rapids, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, of the 7,670 computer science professionals in Michigan, 620 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 10% in Grand Rapids. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Grand Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $91,190 per year. This is lower than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.