With an overall population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765, approximately 14,575 of Bellingham students attend one of Bellingham's schools that offer elementary education programs.
Bellingham's largest elementary education school is Western Washington University. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Western Washington University.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with an elementary education degree from one of Bellingham's elementary education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's elementary education schools was $18,749 per year for instate students and $29,780 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,020 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Bellingham. And if you live on campus at one of the Bellingham-based elementary education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
After graduating with your credentials in elementary education, if you decide to work as an elementary educator in Bellingham, your job prospects are good. There were 28,480 elementary educators working in Washington State and 760 working in the greater Bellingham area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 12% in Bellingham. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Bellingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.