With an overall population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,752, approximately 13,776 of Huntington students attend one of Huntington's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Marshall University is the largest elementary education school in Huntington, based on student population. Approximately 122 students graduated in 2010 from Marshall University with credentials in elementary education.
A reported 122 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Huntington in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Huntington's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,668 per year in instate tuition and $23,914 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntington-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
If you plan on staying in Huntington after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Huntington, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,980 elementary educators in West Virginia, 930 were working in the greater Huntington area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Huntington will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Huntington is $48,870 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.