Huntsville has a total population of 35,078 and a student population of 16,850. Of these students, 16,772 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Huntsville, by student population, is Sam Houston State University. In 2010, Sam Houston State University graduated approximately 32 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Huntsville's teaching schools. If you decide to attend one of Huntsville's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in instate tuition and $26,180 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,063 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 156,930 teachers in Texas, 2,100 were working in the greater Huntsville area. The number of teachers in Huntsville is expected to increase by 38% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Huntsville, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,610 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.