Weatherford has a total population of 9,859 and a student population of 5,010. Of these students, 5,010 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Weatherford's largest teaching school is Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with credentials in teaching.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Weatherford in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,212 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Weatherford teaching schools was an average of $20,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,230 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Weatherford-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,084.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Weatherford, your job prospects are good. There were 18,000 teachers working in Oklahoma and 960 working in the greater Weatherford area in 2010. The number of teachers in Weatherford is expected 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 Weatherford is $38,970 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.