Athens has a total population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355. Of these students, 1,070 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Athens, by student population, is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, Tennessee Wesleyan College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in teaching.
If you decide to attend a teaching school in Athens, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,600.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Athens. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,680 teachers in Tennessee. Of these teachers, 670 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Athens will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Athens is $44,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.