Portales has a general population of 11,131 and an overall student population of 4,679. Approximately 4,679 of Portales's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Portales, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. Approximately 50 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Portales's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portales teaching schools was an average of $19,526 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you plan on staying in Portales after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Portales, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, of the 9,350 teachers in New Mexico, 2,160 were working in the greater Portales area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 16% in Portales. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Portales is $47,720 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.