Gonzales, LA has twenty-one childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Childhood Education students from Gonzales 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 Baton Rouge area alone, there are 1,190 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $20,890. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $48,000/yr and there are 1,120 employed.
Gonzales lies in Ascension county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.059 out of every 1000 jobs in Gonzales are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.264/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 21 childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Gonzales, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Xavier University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($16,084/yr) for childhood education students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gonzales|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||19.3 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||41.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||60.4 miles|