Kearney has a total population of 27,431 and a student population of 6,650. Of these students, 6,650 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Kearney, by student population, is University of Nebraska at Kearney. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney graduated approximately 121 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 183 students graduated with a teaching degree in Kearney. Tuition in 2009 at Kearney's teaching schools was $16,970 per year for instate students and $21,778 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $952 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Kearney. And if you live on campus at one of the Kearney-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,830 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,944.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Kearney, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,970 teachers in Nebraska. Of these teachers, 1,290 were working in the greater Kearney area. The number of teachers in Kearney is expected to 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 Kearney is $44,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.