Mason City has a general population of 29,172 and an overall student population of 4,316. Approximately 3,729 of Mason City's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Mason City, the largest teaching school, by student population, is North Iowa Area Community College. In 2010, North Iowa Area Community College graduated approximately 2 students from its teaching program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Mason City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Mason City's teaching schools was $11,468 per year for instate students and $13,114 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $834 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,806 per year, on average, for room and board at Mason City-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,578.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Mason City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 21,700 teachers in Iowa. Of these teachers, 1,470 were working in the greater Mason City area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Mason City will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Mason City, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,250 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.