El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has three childhood education schools within its city limits. Anamarc Educational Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education program, has a total student population of 715. It is the 2343rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Childhood Education students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 1,240 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,280. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $49,670/yr and there are 440 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.635 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by kindergarten teachers, and 4.592/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 childhood education schools in El Paso, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anamarc Educational Institute comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for childhood education students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.