Palos Heights has a total population of 11,260 and a student population of 1,450. Of these students, 1,450 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Palos Heights, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Trinity Christian College. In 2010, Trinity Christian College graduated approximately 72 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 103 students graduated with a teaching degree in Palos Heights. If you decide to attend a teaching school in Palos Heights, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,959.
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 Palos Heights. And if you live on campus at one of the Palos Heights-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $7,910 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Palos Heights, your job prospects are good. There were 84,620 teachers working in Illinois and 50,600 working in the greater Palos Heights area in 2010. The number of teachers in Palos Heights is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Palos Heights is $61,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.