Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about childhood education programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Fred Bail, Ann Bayer, Thomas Christ, Lysandra Cook, Judy Coryell, and Kathryn Dziekan.
Childhood Education students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 1,500 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $31,170. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $45,420/yr and there are 90 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in Honolulu, 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) for childhood education students, with Honolulu Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,399/yr.