Harlingen has a general population of 57,564 and an overall student population of 6,127. Approximately 5,988 of Harlingen's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Harlingen, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Texas State Technical College Harlingen. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Teaching program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a teaching degree in Harlingen. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,818 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Harlingen teaching schools was an average of $19,174 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,413 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Harlingen. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Harlingen-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,111.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Harlingen, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 156,930 teachers in Texas, 2,640 were working in the greater Harlingen area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 38% in Harlingen. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Harlingen is $46,060 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.