With an overall population of 16,708 and a student population of 3,647, approximately 3,647 of Elko students attend one of Elko's schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in Elko, by student population, is Great Basin College. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Great Basin College with credentials in education.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in education in Elko in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Elko's education schools was $9,400 per year for instate students and $15,588 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a education program in Elko. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,090 per year, on average, for room and board at Elko-based education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,110.
After graduating with your credentials in education, if you decide to work as an education professional in Elko, your job prospects are not very good. There were 12,810 education professionals working in Nevada and 840 working in the greater Elko area in 2010. The government projects that the number of education professionals in Elko will increase by 5% 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 Elko is $55,010 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for education professionals.