With an overall population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398, approximately 8,778 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Columbia's largest elementary education school is Howard Community College. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Howard Community College with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,993 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for elementary education related books and supplies every year.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,420 elementary educators in Maryland, 13,010 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Columbia will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,440 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.