With an overall population of 71,757 and a student population of 11,268, approximately 8,638 of Lake Charles students attend one of Lake Charles's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 1 elementary education schools in Lake Charles, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is McNeese State University. Approximately 51 students graduated in 2010 from McNeese State University with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with an elementary education degree in Lake Charles. Tuition in 2009 at Lake Charles's elementary education schools was $13,427 per year for instate students and $20,099 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, you will face an additional expense of $4,674 per year, on average, for room and board at Lake Charles-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,187.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Lake Charles, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,010 elementary educators in Louisiana. Of these elementary educators, 150 were working in the greater Lake Charles area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Lake Charles will increase by 15% 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 Lake Charles is $45,500 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.