With an overall population of 17,865 and a student population of 9,247, approximately 9,247 of Natchitoches students attend one of Natchitoches's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Natchitoches's largest elementary education school is Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an elementary education degree in Natchitoches. Tuition in 2009 at Natchitoches's elementary education schools was $14,786 per year for instate students and $21,472 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for elementary education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Natchitoches-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,682 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Natchitoches, your job prospects are good. There were 27,100 elementary educators working in Louisiana and 1,620 working in the greater Natchitoches area in 2010. Natchitoches's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Natchitoches, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,400 per year. This is lower than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.