If you are interested in pursuing teaching, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 teaching schools in Odessa, Texas. Odessa has a total population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859. Of these students, 8,678 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Odessa, by student population, is The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with credentials in teaching.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Odessa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Odessa's teaching schools was $11,494 per year for instate students and $15,238 per year for out of state students.
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 $5,659 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,506.
If you plan on staying in Odessa after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Odessa, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. In 2010, there were 8,450 teachers in Texas. Of these teachers, 60 were working in the greater Odessa area. Odessa's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.