Hawaii contains five schools that offer childhood education programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking childhood education school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 childhood education schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chaminade University of Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($17,911/yr), with Kauai Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,452/yr.
Childhood Education students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 1,810 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $30,860. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $43,730/yr and there are 130 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from childhood education, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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