Harrisburg has a total population of 48,950 and a student population of 24,399. Of these students, 22,529 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is the largest elementary education school in Harrisburg, based on student population. Approximately 67 students graduated in 2010 from Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 67 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Harrisburg's elementary education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,480 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Harrisburg.
If you plan on staying in Harrisburg after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Harrisburg, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 81,900 elementary educators in Pennsylvania, 2,290 were working in the greater Harrisburg area. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 2% in Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg is $54,580 per year, which is higher than the average for elementary educators state-wide.