With an overall population of 142,990 and a student population of 4,508, approximately 4,355 of Aurora students attend one of Aurora's schools that offer education programs.
Aurora University is the largest education school in Aurora, based on student population. In 2010, Aurora University graduated approximately 91 students from its education program.
A total of 215 students graduated with credentials in education from education schools in Aurora in 2010. In 2009 tuition at education schools in Aurora was $18,200 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Aurora. And if you live on campus at one of the Aurora-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
After graduating with your credentials in education, if you decide to work as an education professional in Aurora, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,620 education professionals in Illinois. Of these education professionals, 50,600 were working in the greater Aurora area. Aurora's education professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
As an education professional in Aurora, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,070 per year. This is higher than the average salary for education professionals in the state.