San Marcos has a general population of 34,733 and an overall student population of 30,803. Approximately 30,803 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
San Marcos's largest teaching school is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 139 students with credentials in teaching.
A total of 270 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to attend one of San Marcos's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in instate tuition and $24,796 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in San Marcos. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
If you plan on staying in San Marcos after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in San Marcos, which is the most popular teaching profession, are good. In 2010, of the 156,930 teachers in Texas, 11,160 were working in the greater San Marcos area. The number of teachers in San Marcos 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 San Marcos is $49,330 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.