Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven childhood education schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Boston University such as Michael Aeschliman, Michael Balint, Karen Boatman, Mark Catarella, Tom Cottle, and David Craig.
Childhood Education students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 6,670 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $34,520. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $57,290/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.936 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.957/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 7 childhood education schools in Boston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for childhood education students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|