Silver City has a total population of 10,545 and a student population of 3,370. Of these students, 3,370 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Silver City, by student population, is Western New Mexico University. In 2010, Western New Mexico University graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a teaching degree in Silver City. If you decide to attend one of Silver City's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,209 per year in instate tuition and $25,445 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Silver City-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $5,560 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,038.
If you plan on staying in Silver City after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Silver City, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, of the 9,350 teachers in New Mexico, 410 were working in the greater Silver City area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 16% in Silver City. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Silver City is $53,800 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.