If you decide that you want to get a teaching degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 teaching schools in Waco, Texas. Waco has a total population of 113,726 and a student population of 31,041. Of these students, 23,742 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Waco's largest teaching school is Baylor University. In 2010, approximately 65 students graduated from the Teaching program at Baylor University.
In 2010, 190 students graduated with a teaching degree in Waco. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Waco was $14,911 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,285 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Waco. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,971 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,027.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 156,930 teachers in Texas. Of these teachers, 1,490 were working in the greater Waco area. Waco'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Waco is $43,460 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.