Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has twelve child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Woman's University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 13,338. It is the 412th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Child Development students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 5,320 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,990. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $41,270/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.958 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2.599/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 12 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Dallas, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Arlington comes out as the most expensive ($12,392/yr) for child development students, with Collin County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|