Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
Columbia's largest education school is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in education.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in education in Columbia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at education schools in Columbia was $3,993 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for education related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in education, if you decide to work as an education professional in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,420 education professionals in Maryland, 13,010 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of education professionals in Columbia will increase by 15% 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 Columbia is $56,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.