With an overall population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297, approximately 4,724 of Yakima students attend one of Yakima's schools that offer teaching programs.
Yakima Valley Community College is the largest teaching school in Yakima, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Teaching program at Yakima Valley Community College.
A total of 57 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Yakima teaching schools was an average of $10,009 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Yakima. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
Many teaching graduates choose to work as teachers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Yakima, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,480 teachers in Washington State. Of these teachers, 1,610 were working in the greater Yakima area. Yakima's teacher workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Yakima, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,260 per year. This is lower than the average salary for teachers in the state.