Elmhurst has a total population of 42,762 and a student population of 3,363. Of these students, 3,363 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Elmhurst, by student population, is Elmhurst College. In 2010, Elmhurst College graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Elmhurst's elementary education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,330 per year in tuition costs.
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 elementary education program in Elmhurst. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board at Elmhurst-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
If you plan on staying in Elmhurst after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Elmhurst, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are good. There were 84,620 elementary educators working in Illinois and 50,600 working in the greater Elmhurst area in 2010. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Elmhurst will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Elmhurst is $61,070 per year, which is higher than the average for elementary educators state-wide.