Altus has a total population of 21,447 and a student population of 3,969. Of these students, 3,820 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Western Oklahoma State College is the largest teaching school in Altus, based on student population. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Western Oklahoma State College with credentials in teaching.
If you decide to attend one of Altus's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,250 per year in instate tuition and $15,498 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,750 per year, on average, for room and board at Altus-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,750.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Altus, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,000 teachers in Oklahoma, 2,590 were working in the greater Altus area. Altus's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 17% 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 Altus is $38,060 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.