Iowa City has a total population of 62,220 and a student population of 29,100. Of these students, 28,987 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Iowa City's largest teaching school is University of Iowa. In 2010, University of Iowa graduated approximately 134 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 165 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Iowa City's teaching schools. Tuition in 2009 at Iowa City's teaching schools was $19,438 per year for instate students and $34,812 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,090 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Iowa City. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa City-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Iowa City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 21,700 teachers in Iowa. Of these teachers, 730 were working in the greater Iowa City area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 15% in Iowa City. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Iowa City is $39,930 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.