With an overall population of 4,925 and a student population of 619, approximately 619 of Walnut Ridge students attend one of Walnut Ridge's schools that offer teaching programs.
Walnut Ridge's largest teaching school is Williams Baptist College. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Teaching program at Williams Baptist College.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Walnut Ridge's teaching schools. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Walnut Ridge was $11,400 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,054 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Walnut Ridge-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $5,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,654.
If you plan on staying in Walnut Ridge after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Walnut Ridge, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, of the 11,010 teachers in Arkansas, 1,770 were working in the greater Walnut Ridge area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Walnut Ridge will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Walnut Ridge is $40,410 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.