Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about childhood education programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at University of Nevada such as Bob Ackerman, Michelle Adams, Cindy Allen, Leanna Archambault, Randall Astramovich, and Beatrice Babbitt.
Childhood Education students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 2,150 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $23,940. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $41,840/yr and there are 950 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.107 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.505/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Las Vegas, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr) for childhood education students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.