West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer education programs.
The largest education school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 278 students graduated from the Education program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 460 students graduated with credentials in education from education schools in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,320 for education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you plan on staying in West Chester after graduating from education school, you should know that job prospects for education professionals in West Chester, which is the most popular education profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 81,900 education professionals in Pennsylvania, 17,690 were working in the greater West Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of education professionals is expected to increase by 2% in West Chester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for education professionals.
As an education professional in West Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for education professionals in the state.