Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. Capital University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 3,540. It is the 337th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus). To learn more about childhood education programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Capital University such as Susan Blough, Helen Bluth, Donald Duncan, and Michelle Winship.
Childhood Education students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 3,720 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $21,920. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $49,470/yr and there are 870 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.955 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by kindergarten teachers, and 4.097/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capital University comes out as the most expensive ($21,441/yr) for childhood education students, with Ohio Dominican University as the lowest, reported at only $19,880/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|