Las Cruces, New Mexico has 2 teaching schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in teaching. With an overall population of 74,267 and a student population of 28,575, approximately 27,547 of Las Cruces students attend one of Las Cruces's schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Las Cruces, by student population, is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 111 students graduated from the Teaching program at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
A reported 270 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Las Cruces in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,434 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Las Cruces teaching schools was an average of $27,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,032 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Las Cruces. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,052.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Las Cruces, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,350 teachers in New Mexico. Of these teachers, 1,400 were working in the greater Las Cruces area. The number of teachers in Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces is $60,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.
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