Charleston has a general population of 21,039 and an overall student population of 11,966. Approximately 11,966 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in Charleston, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, Eastern Illinois University graduated approximately 275 students with credentials in education.
A reported 481 students graduated with credentials in education in Charleston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Charleston's education schools was $19,877 per year for instate students and $34,217 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $120 for education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many education graduates choose to work as education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Charleston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 84,620 education professionals in Illinois, 2,020 were working in the greater Charleston area. Charleston'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 Charleston, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,320 per year. This is higher than the average salary for education professionals in the state.