Chicopee has a general population of 54,653 and an overall student population of 1,260. Approximately 1,260 of Chicopee's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Chicopee, by student population, is College of Our Lady of the Elms. In 2010, College of Our Lady of the Elms graduated approximately 6 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a teaching degree in Chicopee. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,260 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,446 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,260.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicopee, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 30,470 teachers in Massachusetts. Of these teachers, 3,800 were working in the greater Chicopee area. The number of teachers in Chicopee 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 Chicopee, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,090 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.