Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two child development schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria, the highest ranked school in the city with a child development program, has a total student population of 424. It is the 1275th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Child Development students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 1,170 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,240. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $34,140/yr and there are 760 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.791 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2.771/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 child development schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria comes out as the most expensive ($13,968/yr) for child development students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|