Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 1,674 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Hickory, by student population, is Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2010, Lenoir-Rhyne University graduated approximately 23 students with credentials in elementary education.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Hickory in 2010. If you decide to attend a elementary education school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,200.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are good. There were 38,840 elementary educators working in North Carolina and 1,600 working in the greater Hickory area in 2010. The number of elementary educators in Hickory is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Hickory is $42,770 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.