Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one child development school within its city limits. Mesa Community College has a total student population of 25,960. It is the 5122nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Child Development students from Mesa schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 5,000 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,370. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $36,280/yr and there are 2,610 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesa Community College ends up costing a student $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|