Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one child development school within its city limits. Meredith College has a total student population of 2,262. It is the 2353rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about child development programs in Raleigh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of child development professors at Meredith College such as Heather Applegate, Kathyrn Clark, Edna Collins, Sally Sloop, and Diane Strangis.
Child Development students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 3,500 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $23,110. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $47,410/yr and there are 950 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.909 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 7.018/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meredith College ends up costing a student $21,466/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|