With an overall population of 8,877 and a student population of 1,761, approximately 1,761 of Socorro students attend one of Socorro's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Socorro, the largest teaching school, by student population, is New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. In 2010, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology graduated approximately 11 students from its teaching program.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Socorro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,071 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Socorro teaching schools was an average of $24,032 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Socorro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,702 per year, on average, for room and board at Socorro-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,369.
If you plan on staying in Socorro after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Socorro, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, there were 9,350 teachers in New Mexico. Of these teachers, 410 were working in the greater Socorro area. Socorro's teacher workforce is projected 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 Socorro is $53,800 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.