Independence has a total population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177. Of these students, 1,177 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Independence Community College is the largest teaching school in Independence, based on student population. In 2010, Independence Community College graduated approximately 2 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a teaching degree in Independence. If you decide to attend one of Independence's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in instate tuition and $11,760 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Independence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Independence-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Independence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,840 teachers in Kansas. Of these teachers, 5,750 were working in the greater Independence area. Independence's teacher workforce is projected 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 Independence is $39,890 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.