Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Chester, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in teaching.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 81,900 teachers in Pennsylvania, 17,690 were working in the greater Chester area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Chester will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.