Shippensburg has a general population of 5,586 and an overall student population of 8,253. Approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is the largest teaching school in Shippensburg, based on student population. In 2010, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 166 students from its teaching program.
A reported 196 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Shippensburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Shippensburg's teaching schools was $17,256 per year for instate students and $25,692 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board at Shippensburg-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Shippensburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 24 teachers in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Shippensburg area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 2% in Shippensburg. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Shippensburg is $54,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.