With an overall population of 25,233 and a student population of 4,103, approximately 3,984 of Big Spring students attend one of Big Spring's schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Big Spring's largest early childhood education school is Howard College. In 2010, Howard College graduated approximately 0 students from its early childhood education program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,246 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Big Spring early childhood education schools was an average of $9,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for early childhood education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,721 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,807.
Many early childhood education graduates choose to work as early childhood education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Spring, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 156,930 early childhood education professionals in Texas, 4,680 were working in the greater Big Spring area. The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in Big Spring will increase by 38% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
As an early childhood education professional in Big Spring, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,220 per year. This is lower than the average salary for early childhood education professionals in the state.