Altoona has a general population of 49,523 and an overall student population of 4,782. Approximately 4,182 of Altoona's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is the largest teaching school in Altoona, based on student population. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Altoona's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,854 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Altoona teaching schools was an average of $33,182 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,360 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Altoona, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 78 teachers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Altoona area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 2% in Altoona. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Altoona, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,330 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.