With an overall population of 49,523 and a student population of 4,782, approximately 4,182 of Altoona students attend one of Altoona's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is the largest elementary education school in Altoona, based on student population. In 2010, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduated approximately 44 students with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Altoona's elementary education schools. If you decide to attend one of Altoona's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $26,854 per year in instate tuition and $33,182 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,360 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Altoona, your job prospects are not very good. There were 81,900 elementary educators working in Pennsylvania and 720 working in the greater Altoona area in 2010. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Altoona will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Altoona is $45,330 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.