Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Union Institute & University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 1,523. It is the 3715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 202nd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Child Development students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,520 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $24,350. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $36,580/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion 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 1.475 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 1.744/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 4 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Union Institute & University comes out as the most expensive ($19,244/yr) for child development students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|