Valparaiso, IN has twenty-three curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Curriculum students from Valparaiso schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Gary Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $60,200. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $23,140/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Valparaiso lies in Porter county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Gary Metropolitan area has 266,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.71/hr average worker wage, and a $38,920 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.784 out of every 1000 jobs in Valparaiso are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.232/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 23 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Valparaiso, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($35,522/yr) for curriculum students, with University of Illinois at Chicago as the lowest, reported at only $8,828/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Valparaiso|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||18.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||26.2 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||29.6 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||29.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||32.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||34.5 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||36.5 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||38.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||40.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||41.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||43.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||45.3 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.4 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||48.7 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||54.5 miles|