Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 34,885 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
University of Georgia is the largest education school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 79 students from its education program.
In 2010, 617 students graduated with an education degree from one of Athens's education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's education schools was $18,000 per year for instate students and $36,210 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many education graduates choose to work as education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 46,730 education professionals working in Georgia and 1,230 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of education professionals is expected to increase by 32% in Athens. 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 Athens is $55,610 per year, which is higher than the average for education professionals state-wide.