Las Vegas, 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 14,565 and a student population of 5,530, approximately 5,530 of Las Vegas students attend one of Las Vegas's schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Las Vegas, by student population, is New Mexico Highlands University. In 2010, approximately 61 students graduated from the Teaching program at New Mexico Highlands University.
A total of 145 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Las Vegas in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Las Vegas's teaching schools was $15,362 per year for instate students and $16,929 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $825 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Las Vegas. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,555 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,819.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Las Vegas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 9,350 teachers in New Mexico, 1,110 were working in the greater Las Vegas area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 16% in Las Vegas. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Las Vegas is $45,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.