Poteau has a general population of 7,939 and an overall student population of 2,895. Approximately 2,473 of Poteau's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Poteau, by student population, is Carl Albert State College. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Teaching program at Carl Albert State College.
A reported 91 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Poteau in 2010. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Poteau was $2,104 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Poteau. And if you live on campus at one of the Poteau-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,924.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Poteau, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 teachers in Oklahoma were working in the greater Poteau area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Poteau will 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 Poteau is $41,610 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.