With an overall population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277, approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg students attend one of Pittsburg's schools that offer teaching programs.
Pittsburg's largest teaching school is Pittsburg State University. In 2010, Pittsburg State University graduated approximately 184 students with credentials in teaching.
A total of 316 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Pittsburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pittsburg's teaching schools was $14,862 per year for instate students and $23,386 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburg-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pittsburg, your job prospects are good. There were 17,840 teachers working in Kansas and 5,750 working in the greater Pittsburg area in 2010. The number of teachers in Pittsburg is expected to increase by 20% 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 Pittsburg is $39,890 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.