With an overall population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675, approximately 5,675 of Westfield students attend one of Westfield's schools that offer teaching programs.
Westfield State University is the largest teaching school in Westfield, based on student population. In 2010, Westfield State University graduated approximately 138 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 199 students graduated with a teaching degree in Westfield. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Westfield teaching schools was an average of $24,036 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Westfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board at Westfield-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you plan on staying in Westfield after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Westfield, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. There were 30,470 teachers working in Massachusetts and 3,800 working in the greater Westfield area in 2010. The government projects that the number of teachers in Westfield 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 Westfield is $59,090 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.