Fitchburg has a general population of 39,102 and an overall student population of 7,119. Approximately 7,043 of Fitchburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Fitchburg State University is the largest teaching school in Fitchburg, based on student population. In 2010, Fitchburg State University graduated approximately 51 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 155 students graduated with a teaching degree in Fitchburg. Tuition in 2009 at Fitchburg's teaching schools was $17,420 per year for instate students and $23,500 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Fitchburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Fitchburg-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
If you plan on staying in Fitchburg after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Fitchburg, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. In 2010, there were 30,470 teachers in Massachusetts. Of these teachers, 500 were working in the greater Fitchburg area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Fitchburg will increase by 9% 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 Fitchburg is $58,240 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.