With an overall population of 26,232 and a student population of 5,910, approximately 5,676 of Mount Vernon students attend one of Mount Vernon's schools that offer teaching programs.
Skagit Valley College is the largest teaching school in Mount Vernon, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Teaching program at Skagit Valley College.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Mount Vernon in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Mount Vernon's teaching schools was $16,300 per year for instate students and $16,600 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Vernon-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,900.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Mount Vernon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 51 teachers in Washington State were working in the greater Mount Vernon area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Mount Vernon will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Mount Vernon, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,030 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.