Kent has a general population of 27,906 and an overall student population of 25,349. Approximately 25,127 of Kent's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Kent State University at Kent is the largest teaching school in Kent, based on student population. In 2010, Kent State University at Kent graduated approximately 119 students from its teaching program.
A total of 456 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Kent in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Kent's teaching schools was $21,920 per year for instate students and $29,612 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,280 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Kent. And if you live on campus at one of the Kent-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $7,940 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kent, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 41,380 teachers in Ohio. Of these teachers, 2,790 were working in the greater Kent area. The number of teachers in Kent is expected to increase by 8% 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 Kent is $57,230 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.