With an overall population of 10,545 and a student population of 3,370, approximately 3,370 of Silver City students attend one of Silver City's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Silver City's largest elementary education school is Western New Mexico University. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Western New Mexico University.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Silver City's elementary education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Silver City's elementary education schools was $16,209 per year for instate students and $25,445 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,560 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,038.
If you plan on staying in Silver City after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Silver City, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are good. There were 9,350 elementary educators working in New Mexico and 410 working in the greater Silver City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Silver City will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Silver City is $53,800 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.