Wheeling has a general population of 31,419 and an overall student population of 4,720. Approximately 1,367 of Wheeling's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Wheeling Jesuit University is the largest elementary education school in Wheeling, based on student population. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Wheeling Jesuit University with credentials in elementary education.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with an elementary education degree in Wheeling. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,430 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a elementary education program in Wheeling. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Wheeling-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,030.
If you plan on staying in Wheeling after graduating from elementary education school, you should know that job prospects for elementary educators in Wheeling, which is the most popular elementary education profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 elementary educators in West Virginia were working in the greater Wheeling area. By the year 2018, the number of elementary educators is expected to increase by 6% in Wheeling. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Wheeling, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.