Union has a general population of 54,405 and an overall student population of 17,065. Approximately 15,051 of Union's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Kean University is the largest teaching school in Union, based on student population. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 250 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 466 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Union's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of Union's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in instate tuition and $29,819 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Union. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board at Union-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you plan on staying in Union after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Union, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 teachers in New Jersey were working in the greater Union area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 11% in Union. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Union is $59,890 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.