Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has five childhood education schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about childhood education programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Vanderbilt University such as Linda Ashford, Steve Baum, Jane Brissie, Tim Caboni, Andrea Capizzi, and Alex Dafonte.
Childhood Education students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 2,250 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,480. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $44,950/yr and there are 1,220 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.701 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.130/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 5 childhood education schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for childhood education students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|