Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Hofstra University is the largest teaching school in Hempstead, based on student population. In 2010, Hofstra University graduated approximately 60 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 428 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Hempstead's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,130 per year in tuition costs.
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, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Hempstead-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
If you plan on staying in Hempstead after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Hempstead, which is the most popular teaching profession, are average. In 2010, there were 101,720 teachers in New York. Of these teachers, 14,580 were working in the greater Hempstead area. Hempstead's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Hempstead is $87,640 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.