Pembroke, NC has twenty child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 28,916. It is the 20th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Child Development students from Pembroke 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 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,430 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,910. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $39,690/yr and there are 980 employed.
Pembroke lies in Robeson county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 298,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.90/hr average worker wage, and a $33,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.273 out of every 1000 jobs in Pembroke are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 4.790/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 20 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Pembroke, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meredith College comes out as the most expensive ($21,466/yr) for child development students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pembroke|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||70.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||86.9 miles|