Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has four childhood education schools within its city limits. Spelman College, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,229. It is the 1084th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Spelman College such as Franita Ware.
Childhood Education students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 8,740 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,950. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $43,990/yr and there are 3,790 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by kindergarten teachers, and 4/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 4 childhood education schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spelman College comes out as the most expensive ($29,112/yr) for childhood education students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|