Grand Rapids, MI (population: 193,337) has six medical schools within its city limits. Cornerstone University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical program, has a total student population of 2,606. It is the 400th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Medical students from Grand Rapids schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 6 medical schools in Grand Rapids, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Calvin College comes out as the most expensive ($23,575/yr) for medical students, with Grand Rapids Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,273/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|