Morgan City, LA has eighteen 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 Morgan City 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 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 350 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $17,910. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $43,440/yr and there are 290 employed.
Morgan City lies in St. Mary county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Iberia nonmetropolitan area has 138,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $17.04/hr average worker wage, and a $35,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.101 out of every 1000 jobs in Morgan City are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.529/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 18 childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Morgan City, 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 Morgan City|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||80.7 miles|