San Diego, CA (population: 1,309,749) has five childhood education schools within its city limits. San Diego State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 32,817. It is the 706th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about childhood education programs in San Diego, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at San Diego State University such as Cristina Alfaro, Aida Allen, Brock Allen, Jose Luis Alvarado, Mernie Aste, and Carolyn Balkwell.
Childhood Education students from San Diego 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 3,320 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $29,060. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $53,950/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
San Diego lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Diego are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 5 childhood education schools in San Diego, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Point Loma Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($26,131/yr) for childhood education students, with San Diego City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,682/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Diego|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||13.7 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||22.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||59.4 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||60.4 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||62.7 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||62.7 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||62.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||69.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||74.3 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||77.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||77.9 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||80.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||82.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||83.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||87.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||89.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||91.0 miles|