Northampton has a general population of 28,978 and an overall student population of 3,121. Approximately 3,121 of Northampton's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Northampton, by student population, is Smith College. In 2010, Smith College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Northampton's teaching schools. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Northampton was $37,758 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Northampton-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $12,622 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Northampton, your job prospects are average. There were 30,470 teachers working in Massachusetts and 3,800 working in the greater Northampton area in 2010. The number of teachers in Northampton is expected to 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 Northampton is $59,090 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.