With an overall population of 92,962 and a student population of 1,976, approximately 1,778 of Olathe students attend one of Olathe's schools that offer teaching programs.
Olathe's largest teaching school is MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Teaching program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Olathe's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,146 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,180 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Olathe. And if you live on campus at one of the Olathe-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,452 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,315.
If you plan on staying in Olathe after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Olathe, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. There were 17,840 teachers working in Kansas and 12,720 working in the greater Olathe area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 20% in Olathe. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Olathe is $42,750 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.