Athens, Georgia has 2 early childhood education schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in early childhood education. Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 40,052 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Athens's largest early childhood education school is University of Georgia. In 2010, approximately 188 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at University of Georgia.
A reported 364 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens early childhood education schools was an average of $36,210 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,230 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a early childhood education program in Athens. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,143.
Many early childhood education graduates choose to work as early childhood education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 46,730 early childhood education professionals in Georgia, 1,230 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of early childhood education professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an early childhood education professional in Athens is $55,610 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.
Athens, Georgia 30602
800 US Hwy 29 N, Athens, Georgia 30601-1500
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