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 elementary education programs.
The largest elementary education school in Joplin, by student population, is Missouri Southern State University. Approximately 61 students graduated in 2010 from Missouri Southern State University with credentials in elementary education.
A reported 61 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Joplin in 2010. 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 elementary education schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for elementary education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Joplin-based elementary 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.
If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Joplin, your job prospects are good. There were 27,350 elementary educators working in Missouri and 840 working in the greater Joplin area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 15% in Joplin. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Joplin is $39,090 per year, which is higher than the average for elementary educators state-wide.