With an overall population of 55,416 and a student population of 3,150, approximately 2,920 of Wheaton students attend one of Wheaton's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Wheaton, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Wheaton College. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Wheaton College with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a teaching degree in Wheaton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,520 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wheaton-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Wheaton, your job prospects are good. There were 84,620 teachers working in Illinois and 50,600 working in the greater Wheaton area in 2010. The government projects that the number of teachers in Wheaton will 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 Wheaton is $61,070 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.