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States with elementary education schools

How will your elementary education education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the elementary education education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 1,238 brick and mortar elementary education schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have elementary education programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 61,608 students graduated with degrees in elementary education. Of these students, 3,313 received certifications in elementary education, 42,032 received an undergraduate degree in elementary education, and 16,263 received a graduate-level degree in elementary education.


Students can pursue education in elementary education at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Doctoral Degree in Elementary Education
  • Certificate in Elementary Education

Elementary education students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying elementary education:

  • Time Management
  • Behavior Management
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Curriculum Creation
  • Student Assessment


On average in 2010, elementary education schools in the US charged $24,285 in tuition per year. The following elementary education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Skidmore College - located in Saratoga Springs, New York, students paid $40,420
  3. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, California, students paid $38,935

The following elementary education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491
  3. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, students paid $5,233

How will your elementary education job compare?

Elementary educator is the profession of choice for a large number of elementary education graduates. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1,485,600 elementary educators working in the US in 2010. The largest populations of elementary educators are in the following states:

  1. California - 176,110 Elementary Educators
  2. Texas - 163,240 Elementary Educators
  3. New York - 89,850 Elementary Educators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,797,010 elementary educators will be working in the US. This would require the number of people working as an elementary educator to grow by 16%. Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for elementary educators to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Texas - 38%
  2. Utah - 34%
  3. Georgia - 32%


On average, an elementary educator earns a salary of $50,908 per year in the US. However, the salary for an elementary educator can greatly vary based on factors such as shift differentials, professional associations and certifications or your previous performance reviews. Salaries for elementary educators range from less than $17,440 per year to more than $120,690 per year. The states with the highest average salary for an elementary educator are:

  1. Alaska - $69,130 per year
  2. New York - $67,940 per year
  3. Connecticut - $66,500 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for elementary educators are:

  1. South Dakota - $39,350 per year
  2. Mississippi - $41,720 per year
  3. Montana - $41,900 per year

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elementary education?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,485,600 $54,330 -0.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 226,920 $55,220 6.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 222,270 $89,990 4.2%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 173,330 $51,550 1.2%