With an overall population of 48,950 and a student population of 23,668, approximately 22,529 of Harrisburg students attend one of Harrisburg's schools that offer teaching programs.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is the largest teaching school in Harrisburg, based on student population. Approximately 67 students graduated in 2010 from Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 133 students graduated with a teaching degree in Harrisburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,480 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for teaching related books and supplies each year.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Harrisburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 24 teachers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Harrisburg area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 2% in Harrisburg. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Harrisburg is $54,580 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.