Cullowhee has a total population of 3,579 and a student population of 9,429. Of these students, 9,429 are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
The largest early childhood education school in Cullowhee, by student population, is Western Carolina University. In 2010, approximately 50 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Western Carolina University.
A total of 50 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education from early childhood education schools in Cullowhee in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Cullowhee's early childhood education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,470 per year in instate tuition and $24,067 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,006 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a early childhood education program in Cullowhee. And if you live on campus at one of the Cullowhee-based early childhood education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,982 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many early childhood education graduates choose to work as early childhood education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cullowhee, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 early childhood education professionals in North Carolina were working in the greater Cullowhee area. The number of early childhood education professionals in Cullowhee is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an early childhood education professional in Cullowhee is $40,460 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.