Kilgore has a total population of 11,301 and a student population of 6,375. Of these students, 6,375 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Kilgore, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Kilgore College. In 2010, Kilgore College graduated approximately 24 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Kilgore's teaching schools. Tuition in 2009 at Kilgore's teaching schools was $10,330 per year for instate students and $11,194 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,813 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Kilgore. And if you live on campus at one of the Kilgore-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kilgore, your job prospects are good. There were 156,930 teachers working in Texas and 1,010 working in the greater Kilgore area in 2010. The number of teachers in Kilgore is expected to increase by 38% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Kilgore is $43,720 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.