Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two childhood education schools within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about childhood education programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Southwest Tennessee Community College such as Toni Campbell, Tamecca Fitzpatrick, Sandra Lewis, Sonny Slate, Vivian Stewart, and Jeffrey Taylor.
Childhood Education students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 1,660 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $22,170. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $49,100/yr and there are 870 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.444 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by kindergarten teachers, and 2.744/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 2 childhood education schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Moyne-Owen College comes out as the most expensive ($11,092/yr) for childhood education students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.