Aiken has a total population of 25,337 and a student population of 3,299. Of these students, 3,269 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Aiken, the largest teaching school, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Aiken. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Aiken graduated approximately 36 students from its teaching program.
A reported 70 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Aiken in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Aiken's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,450 per year in instate tuition and $26,182 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Aiken-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,190.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Aiken, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 21,900 teachers in South Carolina, 2,660 were working in the greater Aiken area. The number of teachers in Aiken is expected to increase by 19% 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 Aiken is $50,990 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.