Ceres, CA (population: 43,443) has thirty-five child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mills College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 1,501. It is the 303rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Child Care students from Ceres schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Modesto area alone, there are 300 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $44,310. Child care workers in this area earn $22,290/yr and there are 800 employed.
Ceres lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Ceres are held by child care workers, and 2/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 35 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Ceres, only 22 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mills College comes out as the most expensive ($23,982/yr) for child care students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ceres|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||53.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||57.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||58.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||60.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||62.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||65.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||71.6 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||73.7 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||74.1 miles|