Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Missouri such as Susan Adler, Oliver Bernard, Denise Caresio, Judi Carlson, Loyce Caruthers, and Pamela Darby-Mullins.
Childhood Education students from Kansas 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 2,600 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,000. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $47,950/yr and there are 1,240 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.255 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.629/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Missouri-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($17,782/yr) for childhood education students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|