Fairbanks has a general population of 30,224 and an overall student population of 9,137. Approximately 9,137 of Fairbanks's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is the largest teaching school in Fairbanks, based on student population. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated approximately 19 students from its teaching program.
A reported 45 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Fairbanks in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairbanks's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,742 per year in instate tuition and $25,822 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairbanks-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. There were 380 teachers working in Alaska and 30 working in the greater Fairbanks area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to decrease by 0% in Fairbanks. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Fairbanks is $56,180 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.