Gainesville has a total population of 15,538 and a student population of 9,156. Of these students, 9,156 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Gainesville, by student population, is North Central Texas College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from North Central Texas College with credentials in teaching.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Gainesville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Gainesville was $1,080 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,410 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Gainesville. And if you live on campus at one of the Gainesville-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,468.
If you plan on staying in Gainesville after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Gainesville, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, of the 156,930 teachers in Texas, 1,360 were working in the greater Gainesville area. Gainesville's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 38% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.