With an overall population of 110,257 and a student population of 22,602, approximately 16,361 of Lafayette students attend one of Lafayette's schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Lafayette, by student population, is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated approximately 51 students with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Lafayette's elementary education schools. If you decide to attend one of Lafayette's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in instate tuition and $21,336 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Lafayette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Lafayette, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 13% in Lafayette. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.