With an overall population of 14,458 and a student population of 9,561, approximately 9,239 of Tahlequah students attend one of Tahlequah's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Tahlequah's largest elementary education school is Northeastern State University. In 2010, Northeastern State University graduated approximately 175 students from its elementary education program.
A total of 175 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Tahlequah in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,228 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tahlequah elementary education schools was an average of $19,318 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,155 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,966 per year, on average, for room and board at Tahlequah-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tahlequah, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,000 elementary educators in Oklahoma. Of these elementary educators, 1,780 were working in the greater Tahlequah area. The number of elementary educators in Tahlequah is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Tahlequah is $38,700 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.