Westfield has a total population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675. Of these students, 5,675 are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in Westfield, by student population, is Westfield State University. In 2010, Westfield State University graduated approximately 138 students from its education program.
In 2010, 219 students graduated with an education degree in Westfield. Tuition in 2009 at Westfield's education schools was $17,956 per year for instate students and $24,036 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Westfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you plan on staying in Westfield after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in Westfield, which is the most popular education profession, are average. In 2010, of the 30,470 education professionals in Massachusetts, 3,800 were working in the greater Westfield area. The government projects that the number of education professionals in Westfield will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Westfield is $59,090 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.