Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has four childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 21,016. It is the 1677th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College). To learn more about childhood education programs in Louisville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Louisville such as Kent Adams, Peter Alter, Particia Benson, Jean Anne Clyde, Mark Condon, and Betty Doyle.
Childhood Education students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 1,700 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $24,530. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $51,140/yr and there are 600 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.006 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.860/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 4 childhood education schools in Louisville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spalding University comes out as the most expensive ($22,380/yr) for childhood education students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|