Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
Allendale's largest education school is Grand Valley State University. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 282 students with credentials in education.
A total of 530 students graduated with credentials in education from education schools in Allendale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Allendale education schools was an average of $23,794 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Allendale. And if you live on campus at one of the Allendale-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you decide to work as an education professional in Allendale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,100 education professionals in Michigan. Of these education professionals, 1,020 were working in the greater Allendale area. The number of education professionals in Allendale is expected to increase by 7% 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 Allendale is $52,160 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.