Danbury has a total population of 74,848 and a student population of 6,723. Of these students, 6,617 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Danbury, by student population, is Western Connecticut State University. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from Western Connecticut State University with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with an elementary education degree in Danbury. Tuition in 2009 at Danbury's elementary education schools was $22,055 per year for instate students and $31,747 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Danbury. And if you live on campus at one of the Danbury-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,517 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,640.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Danbury, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,120 elementary educators in Connecticut, 150 were working in the greater Danbury area. The number of elementary educators in Danbury is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Danbury is $110,150 per year, which is higher than the average for elementary educators state-wide.