Trinidad has a general population of 9,078 and an overall student population of 1,812. Approximately 1,812 of Trinidad's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Trinidad, by student population, is Trinidad State Junior College. In 2010, Trinidad State Junior College graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a teaching certificate from one of Trinidad's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of Trinidad's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,732 per year in instate tuition and $17,533 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 Trinidad-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,443.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Trinidad, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 teachers in Colorado were working in the greater Trinidad area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Trinidad will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Trinidad is $38,520 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.