With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Fairfax, the largest teaching school, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 79 students from its teaching program.
In 2010, 120 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Fairfax's teaching schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's teaching schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in teaching, if you decide to work as a teacher in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 39,280 teachers in Virginia, 23,350 were working in the greater Fairfax area. The number of teachers in Fairfax is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,610 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.