With an overall population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513, approximately 2,032 of Colorado Springs students attend one of Colorado Springs's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Colorado Springs, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Colorado College. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from Colorado College with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Colorado Springs's teaching schools. If you decide to attend a teaching school in Colorado Springs, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $37,478.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,054 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,624 per year, on average, for room and board at Colorado Springs-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Colorado Springs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 21,560 teachers in Colorado. Of these teachers, 3,700 were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Colorado Springs will increase by 14% by the year 2018. 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 Colorado Springs is $44,300 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.