Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Columbia's largest teaching school is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 15 students from its teaching program.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Columbia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Columbia was $3,993 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for teaching related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 28,420 teachers working in Maryland and 13,010 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of teachers in Columbia will increase by 15% 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 Columbia is $56,440 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.