Tahlequah has a general population of 14,458 and an overall student population of 9,561. Approximately 9,239 of Tahlequah's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Tahlequah, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Northeastern State University. In 2010, Northeastern State University graduated approximately 175 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 356 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Tahlequah's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of Tahlequah's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,228 per year in instate tuition and $19,318 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,155 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,966 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Tahlequah after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Tahlequah, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 teachers in Oklahoma were working in the greater Tahlequah area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 17% in Tahlequah. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Tahlequah is $38,700 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.