El Dorado has a total population of 21,530 and a student population of 1,831. Of these students, 1,772 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
El Dorado's largest teaching school is South Arkansas Community College. In 2010, South Arkansas Community College graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a teaching certificate in El Dorado. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,792 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,906 for teaching related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in El Dorado after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in El Dorado, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, there were 11,010 teachers in Arkansas. Of these teachers, 1,510 were working in the greater El Dorado area. The government projects that the number of teachers in El Dorado will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in El Dorado is $39,250 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.