Searcy has a general population of 18,928 and an overall student population of 6,590. Approximately 6,484 of Searcy's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Searcy's largest teaching school is Harding University. In 2010, Harding University graduated approximately 57 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 138 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Searcy's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,580 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Searcy. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,224 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Searcy after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Searcy, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 teachers in Arkansas were working in the greater Searcy area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Searcy will increase by 27% 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 Searcy is $40,160 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.