Shepherdstown has a general population of 803 and an overall student population of 4,256. Approximately 4,256 of Shepherdstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Of the 1 teaching schools in Shepherdstown, the largest teaching school, by student population, is Shepherd University. In 2010, Shepherd University graduated approximately 46 students from its teaching program.
A reported 96 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Shepherdstown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,562 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shepherdstown teaching schools was an average of $23,902 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Shepherdstown after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Shepherdstown, which is the most popular teaching profession, are not very good. There were 7,980 teachers working in West Virginia and 23,350 working in the greater Shepherdstown area in 2010. The number of teachers in Shepherdstown is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Shepherdstown, 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.