With an overall population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675, approximately 5,675 of Westfield students attend one of Westfield's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Of the 1 elementary education schools in Westfield, the largest elementary education school, by student population, is Westfield State University. In 2010, approximately 138 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Westfield State University.
A reported 145 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Westfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Westfield elementary education schools was an average of $24,036 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Westfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Westfield-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Westfield, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 30,470 elementary educators in Massachusetts. Of these elementary educators, 3,800 were working in the greater Westfield area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Westfield will increase by 9% by the year 2018. 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 Westfield is $59,090 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.