With an overall population of 20,013 and a student population of 11,350, approximately 11,308 of Hays students attend one of Hays's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Hays, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, Fort Hays State University graduated approximately 97 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 252 students graduated with a teaching degree in Hays. Tuition in 2009 at Hays's teaching schools was $14,674 per year for instate students and $22,827 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $840 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board at Hays-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Hays, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 teachers in Kansas were working in the greater Hays area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 20% in Hays. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Hays, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.