Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has forty-four child development schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. Mills College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development 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 Development students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 1,500 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $31,170. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $47,680/yr and there are 980 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 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 44 child development 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 development students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.