With an overall population of 18,558 and a student population of 12,679, approximately 12,679 of Macomb students attend one of Macomb's schools that offer education programs.
Western Illinois University is the largest education school in Macomb, based on student population. In 2010, Western Illinois University graduated approximately 194 students from its education program.
In 2010, 327 students graduated with an education degree in Macomb. If you decide to attend one of Macomb's education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,692 per year in instate tuition and $25,081 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Macomb-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an education professional in Macomb, your job prospects are good. There were 84,620 education professionals working in Illinois and 3,160 working in the greater Macomb area in 2010. Macomb'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Macomb is $43,390 per year, which is lower than the average for education professionals state-wide.