Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. College of Saint Mary, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 1,120. It is the 3403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about childhood education programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at College of Saint Mary such as Ron Dughman, and Merryellen Schulz.
Childhood Education students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,600 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $23,080. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $40,870/yr and there are 680 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.514 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.543/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Saint Mary comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for childhood education students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|