Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has three childhood education schools within its city limits. Chestnut Hill College, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,320. It is the 593rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about childhood education programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Chestnut Hill College such as Marie Bambrick, Richard Black, Mary Anne Feehery, Melanie Goodman, Jessica Kahn, and Honor Keirans.
Childhood Education students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,510 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,520. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $48,010/yr and there are 1,880 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.024 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.461/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chestnut Hill College comes out as the most expensive ($21,702/yr) for childhood education students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|