Gaffney has a general population of 12,968 and an overall student population of 3,137. Approximately 3,137 of Gaffney's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Gaffney, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Limestone College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Limestone College with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a teaching degree in Gaffney. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,300 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,870 for teaching related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $29,002.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gaffney, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 21,900 teachers in South Carolina. Of these teachers, 1,510 were working in the greater Gaffney area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 19% in Gaffney. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Gaffney is $47,030 per year, which is higher than the average for teachers state-wide.