Twin Falls has a general population of 34,469 and an overall student population of 8,169. Approximately 8,133 of Twin Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
College of Southern Idaho is the largest teaching school in Twin Falls, based on student population. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from College of Southern Idaho with credentials in teaching.
A total of 61 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Twin Falls in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Twin Falls's teaching schools was $13,728 per year for instate students and $17,048 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Twin Falls. And if you live on campus at one of the Twin Falls-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $4,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,948.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Twin Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,790 teachers in Idaho. Of these teachers, 940 were working in the greater Twin Falls area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Twin Falls will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Twin Falls is $50,210 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.