Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 11,507 are enrolled in schools that offer health science programs.
Grand Rapids's largest health science school is Davenport University. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Davenport University with credentials in health science.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a health science degree from one of Grand Rapids's health science schools. If you decide to attend a health science school in Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $11,266.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health science program in Grand Rapids. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,300 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Rapids-based health science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,506.
If you plan on staying in Grand Rapids after graduating from health science school, you should know that job prospects for health science professionals in Grand Rapids, which is the most popular health science profession, are good. In 2010, of the 87,250 health science professionals in Michigan, 7,550 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. Grand Rapids's health science professional workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for health science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health science professional in Grand Rapids is $59,000 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for health science professionals.