With an overall population of 39,684 and a student population of 2,736, approximately 2,472 of Rock Island students attend one of Rock Island's schools that offer teaching programs.
Augustana College is the largest teaching school in Rock Island, based on student population. In 2010, Augustana College graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in teaching.
A total of 78 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Rock Island in 2010. If you decide to attend a teaching school in Rock Island, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,326.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rock Island-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $7,950 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,503.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Rock Island, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 44 teachers in Illinois were working in the greater Rock Island area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Rock Island will increase by 16% 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 Rock Island is $43,310 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.