If you are interested in pursuing elementary education, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 elementary education schools in Owensboro, Kentucky. With an overall population of 54,067 and a student population of 8,325, approximately 1,601 of Owensboro students attend one of Owensboro's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 2 elementary education schools in Owensboro, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is Kentucky Wesleyan College. Approximately 9 students graduated in 2010 from Kentucky Wesleyan College with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Owensboro's elementary education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,542 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Owensboro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,020 per year, on average, for room and board at Owensboro-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,142.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Owensboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 24 elementary educators in Kentucky were working in the greater Owensboro area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Owensboro will increase by 17% 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 Owensboro is $46,630 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.