Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one childhood education school within its city limits. Mesa Community College has a total student population of 25,960. It is the 5122nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Mesa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Mesa Community College such as Elizabeth Alsen, Sara Bueno, Tammy Clow-Kennedy, Ryan Darrow, Kathi Davis, and Sonia Esposito.
Childhood Education students from Mesa 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 5,000 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,370. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $41,250/yr and there are 1,800 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesa Community College ends up costing a student $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|