With an overall population of 11,635 and a student population of 8,958, approximately 5,049 of River Forest students attend one of River Forest's schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in River Forest, by student population, is Concordia University. In 2010, Concordia University graduated approximately 76 students with credentials in elementary education.
A reported 76 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in River Forest in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,455 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in River Forest. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $26,355.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in River Forest, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 84,620 elementary educators in Illinois, 50,600 were working in the greater River Forest area. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 16% in River Forest. 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 River Forest is $61,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.