Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
Of the 1 education schools in Chester, the largest education school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 120 students from its education program.
In 2010, 144 students graduated with an education degree from one of Chester's education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in Chester, which is the most popular education profession, are not very good. There were 81,900 education professionals working in Pennsylvania and 17,690 working in the greater Chester area in 2010. The number of education professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Chester is $51,920 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.