Grand Rapids, MI (population: 193,337) has two instruction schools within its city limits. Calvin College, the highest ranked school in the city with an instruction program, has a total student population of 4,092. It is the 1256th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Instruction students from Grand Rapids schools who go on to become instruction and curriculum coordinators, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 124,480 people working as instructional coordinators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $61,270. Also, Nursing instructors and teachers make on average $65,240 per year and there are about 49,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming area alone, there are 30 employed nursing instructors and teachers earning an average salary of $*. Instructional coordinators in this area earn $58,800/yr and there are 350 employed.
Grand Rapids lies in Kent county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Grand Rapids-Wyoming area has 364,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.57/hr average worker wage, and a $40,710 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.949 out of every 1000 jobs in Grand Rapids are held by instructional coordinators, and 0.089/1000 are held by nursing instructors and teachers.
Of the 2 instruction schools in Grand Rapids, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,289/yr) for instruction students, with Calvin College as the lowest, reported at only $23,575/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grand Rapids|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||50.6 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||61.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||76.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||91.8 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||93.9 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||94.1 miles|