Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about childhood education programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of North Florida such as Jenny Anthertz, Marrianne Barnes, Elizabeth Bassett, Jacqueline Batey, Patricia Beach, and Betty Bennett.
Childhood Education students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 1,830 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,640. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $44,270/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Jacksonville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,132/yr) for childhood education students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|