Peoria has a general population of 112,936 and an overall student population of 20,393. Approximately 5,800 of Peoria's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 1 elementary education schools in Peoria, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is Bradley University. Approximately 46 students graduated in 2010 from Bradley University with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Peoria's elementary education schools. In 2009 tuition at elementary education schools in Peoria was $24,224 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Peoria-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,650 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Peoria after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Peoria, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are good. In 2010, of the 84,620 elementary educators in Illinois, 2,510 were working in the greater Peoria area. Peoria's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Peoria, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,640 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.