With an overall population of 46,342 and a student population of 3,476, approximately 2,675 of Alexandria students attend one of Alexandria's schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Alexandria, by student population, is Louisiana State University at Alexandria. In 2010, Louisiana State University at Alexandria graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Alexandria's elementary education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Alexandria's elementary education schools was $14,040 per year for instate students and $16,748 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Alexandria-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,480 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,160.
If you plan on staying in Alexandria after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Alexandria, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are good. In 2010, of the 27,100 elementary educators in Louisiana, 940 were working in the greater Alexandria area. The number of elementary educators in Alexandria is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Alexandria is $40,790 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.