Lancaster has a general population of 56,348 and an overall student population of 5,789. Approximately 981 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Lancaster's largest elementary education school is Lancaster Bible College. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Lancaster Bible College.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Lancaster's elementary education schools. If you decide to attend a elementary education school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $15,840.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Lancaster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,780 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Lancaster after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Lancaster, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are not very good. There were 81,900 elementary educators working in Pennsylvania and 2,910 working in the greater Lancaster area in 2010. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Lancaster 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 Lancaster is $57,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.