Olympia has a total population of 42,514 and a student population of 10,542. Of these students, 4,891 are enrolled in schools that offer ESL programs.
The Evergreen State College is the largest ESL school in Olympia, based on student population. In 2010, The Evergreen State College graduated approximately 14 students from its ESL program.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in ESL in Olympia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,199 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Olympia ESL schools was an average of $29,227 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $924 for ESL related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Olympia-based ESL schools, you will have an added expense of $8,052 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,952.
If you plan on staying in Olympia after graduating from ESL school, you should know that job prospects for english language teachers in Olympia, which is the most popular ESL profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 41 english language teachers in Washington State were working in the greater Olympia area. The government projects that the number of english language teachers in Olympia will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for english language teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an english language teacher in Olympia is $55,350 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for english language teachers.