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Teaching Schools in Tacoma, Washington

There are 26 schools located by Tacoma, WA offering teaching programs. 1,141 students graduated with degrees from Tacoma teaching schools in 2010. 453 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 366 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 1,105 students graduate from teaching programs in Tacoma each year. This accounts for 45% of teaching students who Washington schools graduate. Of those, 366 students graduated with certificates in teaching, 134 with an associate's level degree, 186 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 453 with a degree at the master's level, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

26 teaching schools are located in Tacoma. And of these, while 18 schools are public, eight schools are private. Tuition at a public teaching school varies from $3,006 to $8,701, while tuition at a private teaching school varies from $14,574 to $37,225.

Average tuition for programs in teaching is $16,576. While the lowest tuition in Tacoma, which is $3,006 each year, is at Lake Washington Technical College, the highest tuition for teaching programs, which is $37,225 per year, is at the University of Puget Sound.

Teaching schools in Tacoma offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Teaching Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Tacoma, Washington

On average, 1,105 students graduate from teaching programs in Tacoma each year. This accounts for 45% of teaching students who Washington schools graduate. Of those, 366 students graduated with certificates in teaching, 134 with an associate's level degree, 186 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 453 with a degree at the master's level, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

Teaching Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Tacoma, Washington

  • Certificate 2006: 218
  • Certificate 2007: 287
  • Certificate 2008: 286
  • Certificate 2009: 286
  • Certificate 2010: 366
  • Associate 2006: 134
  • Associate 2007: 124
  • Associate 2008: 133
  • Associate 2009: 115
  • Associate 2010: 134
  • Bachelor 2006: 217
  • Bachelor 2007: 259
  • Bachelor 2008: 172
  • Bachelor 2009: 196
  • Bachelor 2010: 186
  • Master 2006: 563
  • Master 2007: 475
  • Master 2008: 478
  • Master 2009: 454
  • Master 2010: 453
  • Doctorate 2006: 4
  • Doctorate 2007: 2
  • Doctorate 2008: 1
  • Doctorate 2009: 2
  • Doctorate 2010: 2

Teaching Program Availability in Tacoma, Washington

Schools in Tacoma offer a total of 87 programs in teaching. Of these programs, 31% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Teaching Program Availability in Tacoma, Washington

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 27
  • Bachelor: 23
  • Master: 16
  • Doctorate: 1

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38750
  • 25th Percentile: 42770
  • Median: 49240
  • 75th Percentile: 58760
  • 90th Percentile: 68650

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 59675
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30660
  • 25th Percentile: 39090
  • Median: 54240
  • 75th Percentile: 69260
  • 90th Percentile: 85510

Business Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Business Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30090
  • 25th Percentile: 37350
  • Median: 53570
  • 75th Percentile: 80260
  • 90th Percentile: 93420

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36740
  • 25th Percentile: 42180
  • Median: 52630
  • 75th Percentile: 63960
  • 90th Percentile: 83800

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26030
  • 25th Percentile: 28770
  • Median: 45450
  • 75th Percentile: 57450
  • 90th Percentile: 68820

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36340
  • 25th Percentile: 40750
  • Median: 48800
  • 75th Percentile: 59560
  • 90th Percentile: 73970

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49150
  • Median Salary 2007: 49760
  • Median Salary 2008: 55990
  • Median Salary 2009: 47620
  • Median Salary 2010: 49240
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 80
  • Total Employed 2009: 60
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52490
  • Median Salary 2007: 53550
  • Median Salary 2008: 56425
  • Median Salary 2009: 59325
  • Median Salary 2010: 59675
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 30
  • Total Employed 2009: 30
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45860
  • Median Salary 2007: 47550
  • Median Salary 2008: 46340
  • Median Salary 2009: 46870
  • Median Salary 2010: 48800
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 50
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 56160
  • Median Salary 2007: 58190
  • Median Salary 2008: 62040
  • Median Salary 2009: 54760
  • Median Salary 2010: 54240
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 50
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Business Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Business Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49890
  • Median Salary 2007: 50750
  • Median Salary 2008: 52870
  • Median Salary 2009: 51610
  • Median Salary 2010: 53570
  • Total Employed 2006: 100
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 120

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52200
  • Median Salary 2007: 49660
  • Median Salary 2008: 53180
  • Median Salary 2009: 45760
  • Median Salary 2010: 45450
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 80
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 90

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50730
  • Median Salary 2007: 48440
  • Median Salary 2008: 50390
  • Median Salary 2009: 50400
  • Median Salary 2010: 52630
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Tacoma vs Washington State Teaching Employment

Tacoma vs Washington State Teaching Employment

  • Employed in Tacoma: 5.933% (450)

Teaching Schools in Tacoma, Washington

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1. The University of Puget Sound

1500 N Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416
(253) 879-3100

The University of Puget Sound, which is located 32.1 miles from neighboring Sammamish, is located within commuting distance of central Tacoma and Puget Sound offers one teaching program. Overall, 2,823 students seek degrees in 46 University of Puget Sound programs.

2. Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466-6100
(253) 566-5000

Tacoma Community College, which is located 11.3 miles from Federal Way, is located within commuting distance of central Tacoma. It offers three teaching programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in teaching by this public college and two teaching degrees at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution and this college is one out of three institutions in Tacoma, WA offering teaching.

3. Pacific Lutheran University

1010 122nd St So
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
(253) 531-6900

Pacific Lutheran University, which is 38.2 miles from neighboring Sammamish, is 7.4 miles from Tacoma, WA. PLU offers eight programs in teaching. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in teaching by Pacific Lutheran, five bachelor's level degrees in teaching, and two master's level degrees in teaching. Overall, 3,543 students pursue degrees in 57 PLU programs.