With an overall population of 1,102 and a student population of 2,882, approximately 2,882 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 1 elementary education schools in Athens, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is Concord University. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from Concord University with credentials in elementary education.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,756 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens elementary education schools was an average of $21,832 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Athens. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,980 elementary educators in West Virginia, 1,820 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Athens will increase by 6% 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 Athens is $45,420 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.