Mequon, WI has twenty-five child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Child Care students from Mequon 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 1,450 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $48,190. Child care workers in this area earn $26,450/yr and there are 6,280 employed.
Mequon lies in Ozaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.685 out of every 1000 jobs in Mequon are held by child care workers, and 1.779/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 25 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Mequon, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for child care students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mequon|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||15.8 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||43.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||71.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||79.3 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||80.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||80.7 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||81.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||83.5 miles|