Anderson has a general population of 25,514 and an overall student population of 2,373. Approximately 2,279 of Anderson's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Anderson, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Anderson University. In 2010, Anderson University graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 64 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Anderson's teaching schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,212 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Anderson-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $7,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,562.
If you plan on staying in Anderson after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Anderson, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, there were 21,900 teachers in South Carolina. Of these teachers, 680 were working in the greater Anderson area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Anderson will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Anderson is $44,900 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.