With an overall population of 25,176 and a student population of 1,706, approximately 1,706 of Dodge City students attend one of Dodge City's schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Dodge City, by student population, is Dodge City Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Teaching program at Dodge City Community College.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a teaching degree in Dodge City. If you decide to attend one of Dodge City's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,536 per year in instate tuition and $12,016 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dodge City-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $4,502 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,034.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dodge City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,840 teachers in Kansas. Of these teachers, 5,750 were working in the greater Dodge City area. The number of teachers in Dodge City is expected to 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 Dodge City is $39,890 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.