Nashua, NH (population: 86,706) has twenty-two child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wheelock College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 1,055. It is the 456th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Child Care students from Nashua 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 Nashua-MA NECTA area alone, there are 140 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $38,360. Child care workers in this area earn $19,160/yr and there are 460 employed.
Nashua lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Nashua-MA NECTA area has 134,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $23.32/hr average worker wage, and a $48,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.418 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashua are held by child care workers, and 1.053/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 22 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashua, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bennington College comes out as the most expensive ($26,773/yr) for child care students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashua|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||18.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||33.2 miles|