With an overall population of 7,568 and a student population of 1,660, approximately 1,660 of La Junta students attend one of La Junta's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in La Junta, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Otero Junior College. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Otero Junior College with credentials in teaching.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in teaching in La Junta in 2010. If you decide to attend one of La Junta's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,446 per year in instate tuition and $17,247 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,749 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the La Junta-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in La Junta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 teachers in Colorado were working in the greater La Junta area. La Junta's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in La Junta, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,520 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.