Provo has a total population of 105,166 and a student population of 35,114. Of these students, 34,130 are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Brigham Young University is the largest elementary education school in Provo, based on student population. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated approximately 227 students from its elementary education program.
In 2010, 227 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Provo's elementary education schools. In 2009 tuition at elementary education schools in Provo was $4,290 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Provo. And if you live on campus at one of the Provo-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,840 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,990.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Provo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 elementary educators in Utah were working in the greater Provo area. Provo's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 34% 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 Provo is $43,650 per year, which is lower than the average for elementary educators state-wide.