Dowagiac has a general population of 6,147 and an overall student population of 2,970. Approximately 2,970 of Dowagiac's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
Southwestern Michigan College is the largest education school in Dowagiac, based on student population. In 2010, Southwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 2 students from its education program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with an education degree from one of Dowagiac's education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,447 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dowagiac education schools was an average of $14,742 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dowagiac-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,287.
If you decide to work as an education professional in Dowagiac, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,100 education professionals in Michigan, 1,340 were working in the greater Dowagiac area. Dowagiac's education professional workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Dowagiac is $50,690 per year, which is lower than the average for education professionals state-wide.