Orono has a general population of 8,253 and an overall student population of 11,894. Approximately 11,894 of Orono's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 1 elementary education schools in Orono, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is University of Maine. In 2010, approximately 85 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at University of Maine.
A total of 85 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Orono in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Orono's elementary education schools was $21,174 per year for instate students and $36,324 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Orono. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,348 per year, on average, for room and board at Orono-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Orono, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,710 elementary educators working in Maine and 170 working in the greater Orono area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 6% in Orono. 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 Orono is $40,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.