With an overall population of 102,361 and a student population of 21,145, approximately 8,846 of Santa Clara students attend one of Santa Clara's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Santa Clara's largest elementary education school is Santa Clara University. Approximately 48 students graduated in 2010 from Santa Clara University with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 48 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Santa Clara in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $36,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $41,721.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Clara, your job prospects are good. There were 197,500 elementary educators working in California and 9,700 working in the greater Santa Clara area in 2010. Santa Clara's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Santa Clara, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,060 per year. This is lower than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.