Aurora has a general population of 142,990 and an overall student population of 4,508. Approximately 4,355 of Aurora's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Aurora, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Aurora University. In 2010, Aurora University graduated approximately 203 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 407 students graduated with a teaching degree in Aurora. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Aurora. And if you live on campus at one of the Aurora-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Aurora, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 84,620 teachers in Illinois, 50,600 were working in the greater Aurora area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 16% in Aurora. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Aurora is $61,070 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.