Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 16,944 are enrolled in schools that offer gerontology programs.
The largest gerontology school in Grand Rapids, by student population, is Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, Grand Rapids Community College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in gerontology.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in gerontology from gerontology schools in Grand Rapids in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,308 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,524 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a gerontology program in Grand Rapids.
If you plan on staying in Grand Rapids after graduating from gerontology school, you should know that job prospects for gerontologists in Grand Rapids, which is the most popular gerontology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 gerontologists in Michigan were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The government projects that the number of gerontologists in Grand Rapids will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for gerontologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a gerontologist in Grand Rapids is $59,000 per year, which is lower than the average for gerontologists state-wide.