Ellensburg has a total population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357. Of these students, 11,357 are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Central Washington University is the largest early childhood education school in Ellensburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 53 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Central Washington University.
A total of 53 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education from early childhood education schools in Ellensburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,070 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ellensburg early childhood education schools was an average of $29,333 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a early childhood education program in Ellensburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Ellensburg-based early childhood education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in Ellensburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 29 early childhood education professionals in Washington State were working in the greater Ellensburg area. The number of early childhood education professionals in Ellensburg is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
As an early childhood education professional in Ellensburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for early childhood education professionals in the state.