With an overall population of 39,102 and a student population of 7,119, approximately 7,043 of Fitchburg students attend one of Fitchburg's schools that offer elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Fitchburg, by student population, is Fitchburg State University. In 2010, approximately 51 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Fitchburg State University.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Fitchburg's elementary education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fitchburg's elementary education schools was $17,420 per year for instate students and $23,500 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Fitchburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Fitchburg-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Fitchburg, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 30,470 elementary educators in Massachusetts. Of these elementary educators, 500 were working in the greater Fitchburg area. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 9% in Fitchburg. 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 Fitchburg is $58,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.