Wharton has a general population of 9,237 and an overall student population of 6,622. Approximately 6,622 of Wharton's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Wharton's largest teaching school is Wharton County Junior College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Wharton County Junior College with credentials in teaching.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Wharton in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Wharton's teaching schools was $9,665 per year for instate students and $10,433 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $925 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Wharton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Wharton-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Wharton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 156,930 teachers in Texas. Of these teachers, 2,100 were working in the greater Wharton area. The number of teachers in Wharton 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 Wharton is $45,610 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for teachers.