Ellicott City, MD (population: 73,232) has twenty-seven child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Towson University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 21,177. It is the 141st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Child Day Care students from Ellicott City 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 2,700 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $49,510. Child care workers in this area earn $21,220/yr and there are 3,460 employed.
Ellicott City lies in Howard county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.748 out of every 1000 jobs in Ellicott City are held by child care workers, and 2.145/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 27 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr) for child day care students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ellicott City|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||10.7 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.3 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||20.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||22.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.3 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||27.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||32.5 miles|