With an overall population of 5,586 and a student population of 8,253, approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg students attend one of Shippensburg's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Shippensburg's largest elementary education school is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 166 students from its elementary education program.
A total of 182 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Shippensburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Shippensburg's elementary education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,256 per year in instate tuition and $25,692 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for elementary education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Shippensburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 81,900 elementary educators in Pennsylvania. Of these elementary educators, 2,290 were working in the greater Shippensburg area. Shippensburg's elementary educator workforce is projected to 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 Shippensburg is $54,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.