Waterville has a general population of 15,605 and an overall student population of 2,835. Approximately 997 of Waterville's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Thomas College is the largest elementary education school in Waterville, based on student population. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Thomas College with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Waterville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,440 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Waterville-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,410 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,840.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waterville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,710 elementary educators in Maine. Of these elementary educators, 770 were working in the greater Waterville area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Waterville will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Waterville, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.