Wheeling has a total population of 31,419 and a student population of 4,720. Of these students, 1,367 are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
The largest teaching school in Wheeling, by student population, is Wheeling Jesuit University. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Teaching program at Wheeling Jesuit University.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a teaching degree from one of Wheeling's teaching schools. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Wheeling was $24,430 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Wheeling. And if you live on campus at one of the Wheeling-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $8,944 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,030.
If you plan on staying in Wheeling after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Wheeling, which is the most popular teaching profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,980 teachers in West Virginia, 460 were working in the greater Wheeling area. The number of teachers in Wheeling 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 Wheeling, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.