Bridgewater has a total population of 6,664 and a student population of 10,774. Of these students, 10,774 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Bridgewater State University is the largest teaching school in Bridgewater, based on student population. In 2010, Bridgewater State University graduated approximately 114 students from its teaching program.
A total of 366 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Bridgewater in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Bridgewater's teaching schools was $20,473 per year for instate students and $26,613 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgewater-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $9,670 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,203.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bridgewater, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 30,470 teachers in Massachusetts. Of these teachers, 1,160 were working in the greater Bridgewater area. The number of teachers in Bridgewater is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Bridgewater, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,880 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.