Big Spring has a total population of 25,233 and a student population of 4,103. Of these students, 3,984 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Big Spring, by student population, is Howard College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Teaching program at Howard College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,246 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Big Spring teaching schools was an average of $9,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Big Spring. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Spring-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,721 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,807.
If you plan on staying in Big Spring after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Big Spring, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. There were 156,930 teachers working in Texas and 4,680 working in the greater Big Spring area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 38% in Big Spring. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Big Spring is $44,220 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.