Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has thirty-three adult education schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an adult education program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Adult Education students from Memphis schools who go on to become adult education teachers, economics professors, teachers, educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Education administrators make on average $95,340 per year and there are about 105,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 250 employed education administrators earning an average salary of $88,830. Education teachers in this area earn $56,540/yr and there are 170 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.277 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by education teachers, and 0.410/1000 are held by education administrators.
Of the 33 adult education schools with a 500-mile radius of Memphis, only 21 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for adult education students, with Northeastern State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,893/yr.