If you decide that you want to get an elementary education degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 elementary education schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo has a general population of 77,145 and an overall student population of 38,972. Approximately 36,575 of Kalamazoo's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Kalamazoo's largest elementary education school is Western Michigan University. Approximately 131 students graduated in 2010 from Western Michigan University with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 172 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Kalamazoo's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in instate tuition and $31,418 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Kalamazoo. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 27 elementary educators in Michigan were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. Kalamazoo's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 7% 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 Kalamazoo is $50,050 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.
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