Monroe, LA (population: 50,949) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Louisiana Monroe, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 9,004. It is the 2980th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana). To learn more about childhood education programs in Monroe, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Louisiana Monroe such as Joyce Choate, Cissy Clark, Leonard Clark, Tiffany Clason, Brad Coyle, and Mark Doherty.
Childhood Education students from Monroe 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 Monroe area alone, there are 130 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $19,230. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $42,450/yr and there are 160 employed.
Monroe lies in Ouachita county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Monroe area has 75,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $15.81/hr average worker wage, and a $32,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.101 out of every 1000 jobs in Monroe are held by kindergarten teachers, and 1.727/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Monroe, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Delta Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,687/yr) for childhood education students, with University of Louisiana Monroe as the lowest, reported at only $7,775/yr.