With an overall population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065, approximately 15,051 of Union students attend one of Union's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Union's largest elementary education school is Kean University. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 250 students with credentials in elementary education.
A total of 250 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Union in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Union's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in instate tuition and $29,819 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Union. And if you live on campus at one of the Union-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you plan on staying in Union after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Union, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are average. In 2010, there were 50,800 elementary educators in New Jersey. Of these elementary educators, 12,080 were working in the greater Union area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Union will increase by 11% 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 Union is $59,890 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.