Tennessee contains nineteen schools that offer child care programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking child care school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 child care schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Child Care students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 5,580 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $34,530. Child care workers in this state earn $17,800/yr and there are 10,610 employed.
Also, within the child care schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child care, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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