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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in New York

Each year, roughly 3.4% of New York students graduate with degrees in teaching. In other words, every year an estimated 18,822 teachers graduate from New York's 134 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New York with a teaching program is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is located in New York. In 2010, it was ranked 3rd nationwide. In 2010, Columbia University in the City of New York graduated 9 students from its teaching program. The tuition rate at Columbia University in the City of New York was $43,304 per year.

The second-ranked school in New York that has a teaching program is New York University. New York University, which was ranked 9th in the country in 2010, is located in New York. 455 students graduated with degree in teaching from New York University in 2010. The tuition rate at New York University was $40,082 per year.

Colgate University, which is located in Hamilton, is the third-ranked school in New York that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. 3 students graduated with degree in teaching from Colgate University in 2010. The tuition rate at Colgate University was $41,870 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of New York's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $16,128 per year, though tuition can range from $43,564 per year to $3,320 per year. In 2010, the following New York teaching schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Sarah Lawrence College - located in Bronxville, students are charged $43,564 per year
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, students are charged $43,304 per year
  3. Colgate University - located in Hamilton, students are charged $41,870 per year

The teaching schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in New York were:

  1. Dutchess Community College - located in Poughkeepsie, students are charged $3,320 per year
  2. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College - located in New York, students are charged $3,468 per year
  3. CUNY Queensborough Community College - located in Oakland Gardens, students are charged $3,490 per year

A teaching degree from a New York school... what next?

Primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of teaching graduates in New York. If you decide to work as a teacher in New York, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 279,960 New York teacher as of 2010. This number includes 5,260 english teachers, 15,350 primary school education administrators, and 7,490 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of New York teachers:

  1. Bergen County - 155,040 teachers
  2. Nassau County - 37,610 teachers
  3. Erie County - 18,810 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 245,160 teachers will be working in New York. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 7%.


On average, teachers earn $85,183 per year. In 2010, however, some New York teacher earned as little as less than $19,090 per year or as much as more than $165,020 per year. Teachers in the following New York counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bergen County - $90,868 per year
  2. Nassau County - $83,216 per year
  3. Livingston County - $82,636 per year

The New York counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Allegany County - $60,218 per year
  2. Warren County - $60,724 per year
  3. Cayuga County - $60,918 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in New York were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $130,540 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $118,490 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $106,990 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in New York were:

  1. Instructional Coordinator - $61,390 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $60,030 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New York statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in New York
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in New York
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in New York
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in New York
  • Certificate in Teaching in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 89,850 $67,940 -3.9%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 40,750 $70,670 1.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 34,110 $89,560 -50.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 24,680 $66,850 28.5%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 15,350 $118,490 0.8%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 14,810 $130,540 108.3%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 10,970 $70,180 -21.1%
Instructional Coordinators 9,790 $61,390 48.3%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 7,490 $106,990 5.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 5,640 $60,030 30.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5,320 $63,880 28.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5,260 $92,170 113.0%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 5,030 $100,070 60.7%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3,450 $83,660 90.6%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 3,350 $94,030 84.1%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,770 $94,020 36.2%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,410 $63,310 41.0%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 930 $99,510 322.7%

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