Alexandria has a general population of 46,342 and an overall student population of 3,476. Approximately 2,675 of Alexandria's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Alexandria, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Louisiana State University at Alexandria. In 2010, Louisiana State University at Alexandria graduated approximately 11 students from its teaching program.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Alexandria in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Alexandria's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,040 per year in instate tuition and $16,748 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Alexandria. And if you live on campus at one of the Alexandria-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,480 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,160.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Alexandria, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 27,100 teachers in Louisiana. Of these teachers, 940 were working in the greater Alexandria area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Alexandria will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Alexandria is $40,790 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.