Bakersfield has a general population of 247,057 and an overall student population of 29,236. Approximately 8,003 of Bakersfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Bakersfield's largest teaching school is California State University-Bakersfield. Approximately 71 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Bakersfield with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a teaching degree in Bakersfield. Tuition in 2009 at Bakersfield's teaching schools was $17,001 per year for instate students and $28,161 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Bakersfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,305 per year, on average, for room and board at Bakersfield-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,248.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Bakersfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 29 teachers in California were working in the greater Bakersfield area. The number of teachers in Bakersfield is expected to increase by 18% 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 Bakersfield is $62,750 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.