Atchison has a general population of 10,232 and an overall student population of 1,877. Approximately 1,877 of Atchison's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Atchison, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Benedictine College. In 2010, Benedictine College graduated approximately 19 students from its teaching program.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Atchison in 2010. If you decide to attend a teaching school in Atchison, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $19,500.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,400 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Atchison-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,575 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Atchison, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,840 teachers in Kansas. Of these teachers, 5,750 were working in the greater Atchison area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Atchison will increase by 20% 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 Atchison is $39,890 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.