Wheaton has a total population of 55,416 and a student population of 3,150. Of these students, 2,920 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Wheaton's largest elementary education school is Wheaton College. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Wheaton College with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Wheaton's elementary education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,520 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wheaton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,620 elementary educators in Illinois. Of these elementary educators, 50,600 were working in the greater Wheaton area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Wheaton 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 Wheaton is $61,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.