Alamosa has a total population of 7,960 and a student population of 3,121. Of these students, 3,121 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Alamosa, by student population, is Adams State College. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from Adams State College with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 104 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Alamosa's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,989 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Alamosa teaching schools was an average of $25,133 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Alamosa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,160 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 Alamosa after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Alamosa, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, there were 21,560 teachers in Colorado. Of these teachers, 1,240 were working in the greater Alamosa area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 14% in Alamosa. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Alamosa is $38,520 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.