Bluffton has a general population of 3,896 and an overall student population of 1,127. Approximately 1,127 of Bluffton's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Bluffton, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Bluffton University. In 2010, Bluffton University graduated approximately 12 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a teaching degree in Bluffton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,044 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bluffton-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,170 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,694.
If you plan on staying in Bluffton after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Bluffton, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 66 teachers in Ohio were working in the greater Bluffton area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Bluffton will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Bluffton is $52,030 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.