Jonesboro has a general population of 55,515 and an overall student population of 12,156. Approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in Jonesboro, by student population, is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in education.
A reported 189 students graduated with credentials in education in Jonesboro in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Jonesboro's education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,226 per year in instate tuition and $25,146 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Jonesboro. And if you live on campus at one of the Jonesboro-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
If you plan on staying in Jonesboro after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in Jonesboro, which is the most popular education profession, are good. In 2010, there were 11,010 education professionals in Arkansas. Of these education professionals, 490 were working in the greater Jonesboro area. The government projects that the number of education professionals in Jonesboro will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Jonesboro is $42,120 per year, which is lower than the average for education professionals state-wide.