High Point, NC (population: 105,064) has thirty-two child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Child Care students from High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 830 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $43,480. Child care workers in this area earn $17,850/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.862 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by child care workers, and 2.384/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 32 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of High Point, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meredith College comes out as the most expensive ($21,466/yr) for child care students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|