Columbia has a total population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204. Of these students, 1,139 are enrolled in schools that offer ESL programs.
Columbia's largest ESL school is Columbia International University. In 2010, Columbia International University graduated approximately 10 students from its ESL program.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in ESL in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a ESL school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $16,875.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $600 for ESL related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based ESL schools, you will have an added expense of $6,210 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in ESL, if you decide to work as an english language teacher in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 3,040 english language teachers working in South Carolina and 570 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of english language teachers in Columbia will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for english language teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an english language teacher in Columbia is $56,670 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for english language teachers.