Elgin, Illinois has 2 teaching schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in teaching. Elgin has a general population of 94,487 and an overall student population of 13,102. Approximately 1,322 of Elgin's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Elgin's largest teaching school is Judson University. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Judson University with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Elgin's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,500 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Elgin-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,500.
If you plan on staying in Elgin after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Elgin, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 teachers in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. Elgin's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 16% 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 Elgin is $61,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.