With an overall population of 80,268 and a student population of 7,491, approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith students attend one of Fort Smith's schools that offer education programs.
Of the 1 education schools in Fort Smith, the largest education school, by student population, is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Education program at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with an education degree from one of Fort Smith's education schools. If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Fort Smith. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
If you plan on staying in Fort Smith after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in Fort Smith, which is the most popular education profession, are good. There were 11,010 education professionals working in Arkansas and 1,450 working in the greater Fort Smith area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of education professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Fort Smith. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Fort Smith is $41,610 per year, which is lower than the average for education professionals state-wide.