Racine, WI (population: 82,139) has thirty-six 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 Racine 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 Racine area alone, there are 130 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $52,030. Child care workers in this area earn $18,920/yr and there are 270 employed.
Racine lies in Racine county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Racine area has 73,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.69/hr average worker wage, and a $38,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.665 out of every 1000 jobs in Racine are held by child care workers, and 1.775/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 36 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Racine, only 15 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 Racine|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||22.3 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||43.6 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||45.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||46.1 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||48.6 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.3 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||49.9 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||53.4 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||55.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||57.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||57.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||58.1 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||58.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||58.8 miles|