Lawton has a general population of 92,757 and an overall student population of 6,628. Approximately 6,126 of Lawton's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Cameron University is the largest teaching school in Lawton, based on student population. In 2010, Cameron University graduated approximately 68 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 86 students graduated with a teaching degree in Lawton. Tuition in 2009 at Lawton's teaching schools was $17,920 per year for instate students and $23,785 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,350 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lawton-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,576 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,320.
If you plan on staying in Lawton after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Lawton, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. There were 18,000 teachers working in Oklahoma and 600 working in the greater Lawton area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 17% in Lawton. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Lawton is $41,070 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.