With an overall population of 42,762 and a student population of 3,363, approximately 3,363 of Elmhurst students attend one of Elmhurst's schools that offer teaching programs.
Elmhurst's largest teaching school is Elmhurst College. In 2010, Elmhurst College graduated approximately 47 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 111 students graduated with a teaching degree in Elmhurst. If you decide to attend a teaching school in Elmhurst, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,330.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elmhurst, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,620 teachers in Illinois. Of these teachers, 50,600 were working in the greater Elmhurst area. The number of teachers in Elmhurst is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Elmhurst is $61,070 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.