Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has forty-five child day care schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. Mills College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 1,501. It is the 303rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Child Day Care students from Honolulu schools who go on to become day care specialists, social workers, nannies, day care professionals, 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 980 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $47,680. Child care workers in this area earn $19,240/yr and there are 1,370 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by child care workers, and 2/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 45 child day care schools with a 2500-mile radius of Honolulu, only 26 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mills College comes out as the most expensive ($23,982/yr) for child day care students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.