With an overall population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222, approximately 5,701 of Joplin students attend one of Joplin's schools that offer education programs.
Joplin's largest education school is Missouri Southern State University. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 61 students with credentials in education.
In 2010, 110 students graduated with an education degree in Joplin. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Joplin education schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Joplin. And if you live on campus at one of the Joplin-based education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
Many education graduates choose to work as education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Joplin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 education professionals in Missouri were working in the greater Joplin area. Joplin's education professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an education professional in Joplin is $39,090 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.