Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four childhood education schools within its city limits. Butler University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about childhood education programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Butler University such as Meredith Beilfuss, Rodger Boop, Jodi Britten, Kathryn Brooks, George Davidson, and Erin Garriott.
Childhood Education students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,520 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $24,350. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $49,770/yr and there are 520 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.600 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by kindergarten teachers, and 1.744/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 4 childhood education schools in Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for childhood education students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|