Florence has a total population of 30,248 and a student population of 9,199. Of these students, 3,957 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Francis Marion University is the largest teaching school in Florence, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Teaching program at Francis Marion University.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Florence's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of Florence's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,397 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Florence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,746.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Florence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 29 teachers in South Carolina were working in the greater Florence area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Florence will increase by 18% 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 Florence is $47,630 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.