Salina has a total population of 45,679 and a student population of 1,716. Of these students, 852 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Salina, by student population, is Kansas Wesleyan University. In 2010, Kansas Wesleyan University graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Salina's elementary education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Salina-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Salina, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,840 elementary educators in Kansas, 5,750 were working in the greater Salina area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Salina will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Salina is $39,890 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.