North Charleston, SC (population: 99,930) has ten child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Savannah Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 5,483. It is the 5029th highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Child Development students from North Charleston 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 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area alone, there are 550 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,550. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $31,430/yr and there are 800 employed.
North Charleston lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.865 out of every 1000 jobs in North Charleston are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 1.950/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 10 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of North Charleston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Technical College of the Lowcountry comes out as the most expensive ($10,110/yr) for child development students, with Savannah Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||12.2 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||85.7 miles|