Ottumwa has a total population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203. Of these students, 5,137 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Ottumwa, by student population, is Indian Hills Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Teaching program at Indian Hills Community College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ottumwa teaching schools was an average of $14,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ottumwa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 21,700 teachers in Iowa, 3,560 were working in the greater Ottumwa area. Ottumwa's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 15% 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 Ottumwa is $43,640 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.