Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has eight child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Campbell University Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 5,894. It is the 346th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Child Care students from Wilmington 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 Wilmington area alone, there are 340 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $47,270. Child care workers in this area earn $18,610/yr and there are 370 employed.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.616 out of every 1000 jobs in Wilmington are held by child care workers, and 2.399/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 8 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilmington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Campbell University Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,135/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 Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|