Montana contains eight schools that offer childhood education programs. Salish Kootenai College, the highest-ranking childhood education school in MT, has a total student population of 1,204 and is the 3496th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 childhood education schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana-Western comes out as the most expensive ($11,746/yr), with Fort Belknap College as the lowest recorded at only $1,717/yr.
Childhood Education students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 880 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $22,970. Kindergarten teachers in this state earn $34,800/yr and there are 610 employed.
Also, within the childhood education schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from childhood education, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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