Rocky Mount, NC (population: 57,428) has seventeen child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Child Care students from Rocky Mount 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.
Rocky Mount lies in Edgecombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Rocky Mount area has 58,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.12/hr average worker wage, and a $33,530 average annual salary.
Of the 17 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Rocky Mount, only 2 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 James Sprunt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $397/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rocky Mount|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||68.9 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||73.0 miles|