Greencastle, IN has five child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 4,810. It is the 4020th highest ranked school in the USA and the 143rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Child Day Care students from Greencastle 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,280 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $36,580. Child care workers in this area earn $20,060/yr and there are 3,650 employed.
Greencastle lies in Putnam county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.198 out of every 1000 jobs in Greencastle are held by child care workers, and 1.475/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 5 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Greencastle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vincennes University comes out as the most expensive ($8,501/yr) for child day care students, with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $1,984/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greencastle|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||30.0 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||54.1 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||93.9 miles|