Washington contains five schools that offer child care programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking child care school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 child care schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Peninsula College as the lowest recorded at only $8,236/yr.
Child Care students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,630 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $42,200. Child care workers in this state earn $22,520/yr and there are 12,500 employed.
Also, within the child care schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child care, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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