Hastings has a general population of 24,064 and an overall student population of 1,173. Approximately 1,154 of Hastings's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Hastings, by student population, is Hastings College. In 2010, Hastings College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in teaching.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Hastings in 2010. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Hastings was $21,782 per year, on average.
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 Hastings. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Hastings-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hastings, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,970 teachers in Nebraska. Of these teachers, 1,290 were working in the greater Hastings area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Hastings will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Hastings is $44,810 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.