With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in Carbondale, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, approximately 593 students graduated from the Education program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
A total of 848 students graduated with credentials in education from education schools in Carbondale in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Carbondale. And if you live on campus at one of the Carbondale-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Carbondale after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in Carbondale, which is the most popular education profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 39 education professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Carbondale area. By the year 2018, the number of education professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Carbondale. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
As an education professional in Carbondale, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for education professionals in the state.