Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two child development schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a child development program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Child Development students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 6,670 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $34,520. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $49,100/yr and there are 4,440 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.635 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 3.957/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 child development schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boston University comes out as the most expensive ($28,548/yr) for child development students, with Wheelock College as the lowest, reported at only $24,739/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|