San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) has three childhood education schools within its city limits. San Jose State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 31,280. It is the 1434th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about childhood education programs in San Jose, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at San Jose State University such as Scott Benson, Borsato, Shubba Dathatri, Lynette Dowling, Sharon Eilts, and Karen Epstein.
Childhood Education students from San Jose 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 4,060 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $34,740. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $56,270/yr and there are 1,810 employed.
San Jose lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose are held by kindergarten teachers, and 5/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in San Jose, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CET-Sobrato comes out as the most expensive ($15,561/yr) for childhood education students, with San Jose State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,169/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Jose|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.8 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||25.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||31.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||32.8 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||40.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||42.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||46.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||88.7 miles|