Racine, WI (population: 82,139) has thirty child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Child Development students from Racine 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 Racine area alone, there are 330 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,570. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $52,030/yr and there are 130 employed.
Racine lies in Racine county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Racine area has 73,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.69/hr average worker wage, and a $38,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.775 out of every 1000 jobs in Racine are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 4.493/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 30 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Racine, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for child development students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Racine|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||22.3 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||43.6 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||45.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||46.1 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||48.6 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.3 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||49.9 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||53.4 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||55.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||57.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||57.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||58.1 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||58.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||58.8 miles|