Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has six childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Phoenix, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Phoenix such as Nancy Bailey, Ryan Hickman, and Winder Susan.
Childhood Education students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix 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 Phoenix are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 6 childhood education schools in Phoenix, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for childhood education students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|