Alaska contains three schools that offer childhood education programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking childhood education school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Childhood Education students from Alaska schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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 Alaska alone, there are 670 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $29,300. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $63,970/yr and there are 260 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from childhood education, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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