Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has three childhood education schools within its city limits. Mills College, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 1,501. It is the 303rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about childhood education programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Mills College such as Diane Ketelle, Vicki Laboskey, Julie Nicholson, and Linda Perez.
Childhood Education students from Oakland 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 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,610 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $32,050. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $56,040/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by kindergarten teachers, and 5/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in Oakland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mills College comes out as the most expensive ($23,982/yr) for childhood education students, with Merritt College as the lowest, reported at only $9,221/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|