Florence has a total population of 30,248 and a student population of 9,199. Of these students, 3,957 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Francis Marion University is the largest elementary education school in Florence, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Francis Marion University.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in elementary education in Florence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,772 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Florence elementary education schools was an average of $32,397 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Florence-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,746.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Florence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 21,900 elementary educators in South Carolina, 490 were working in the greater Florence area. The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Florence will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an elementary educator in Florence is $44,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for elementary educators.