Elementary Education in Arizona

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Arizona


Around 1.5% of Arizona's graduates graduate from elementary education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 3,341 elementary educators graduate from Arizona's 28 elementary education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a elementary education program is Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 787 students graduated with a degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a elementary education program. It is located in Prescott. 79 students graduated with degree in elementary education from Prescott College in 2010. Prescott College charged in-state students $26,235 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a elementary education program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Online Campus graduated 781 students from its elementary education programs. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.

Cost

Elementary education schools in Arizona, charge students an average tuition of $5,313 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $26,235 per year, or as little as $805 per year. In 2010, the elementary education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Online Campus - located in Phoenix, students are charged $11,520 per year

The elementary education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, students are charged $805 per year
  2. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year
  3. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year

An elementary education degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from elementary education school in Arizona go on to work as an elementary educator. If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 21,090 Arizona elementary educators as of 2010. The largest populations of Arizona elementary educators are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 12,650 elementary educators
  2. Pima County - 3,340 elementary educators
  3. Apache County - 1,330 elementary educators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 25,580 elementary educators will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of elementary educators to grow by 12%.

Salary

On average, elementary educators earn $42,110 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona elementary educators earned as little as less than $22,230 per year or as much as more than $69,640 per year. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for elementary educators:

  1. Pima County - $44,030 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $42,710 per year
  3. Apache County - $41,340 per year

An elementary educator in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Mohave County - $36,890 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $37,140 per year
  3. Cochise County - $38,210 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in elementary education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as ESL or early childhood education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Elementary Education in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,484 miles from location University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus Phoenix AZ 8.96636 n/a 5,531
7,488 miles from location South Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ 9.12971 n/a 5,444
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
7,439 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Tucson AZ 9.04499 n/a 2,170
7,289 miles from location Dine College Tsaile AZ 4.49402 n/a 1,935
7,489 miles from location Ottawa University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 2.73172 n/a 1,127
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,480 miles from location International Baptist College New River AZ 16.0727 n/a 91
7,488 miles from location American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Inc Phoenix AZ 11.314 n/a 86
 

Curious what studying Elementary Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 21,090 $42,110 -43.3%
2
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 3,570 $76,540 -2.7%
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 3,300 $40,700 18.3%
4
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 3,260 $41,450 39.9%
 

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