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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 4.37%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 0.65%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.64%
Average Wage
growing 2.67%
People in Workforce
growing 1.65%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.22%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Elementary Education & Teaching and the types of students that study this field. Western Governors University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Upper Valley Educators Institute and Martin Luther College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Elementary Education & Teaching. Tuition costs for Elementary Education & Teaching majors are, on average, $6,470 for in-state public colleges, and $27,986 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Elementary Education & Teaching programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Education majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Education majors, by average wage, is Software publishing.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Education in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Education degrees, and White students earn the majority (30,170) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Elementary Education & Teaching field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Elementary Education & Teaching majors need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Elementary Education & Teaching majors need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Social Perceptiveness, and Instructing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Elementary Education & Teaching majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Learning Strategies is very distinctive for majors, but the Learning Strategies, Monitoring, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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