Brainerd, MN has two curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Cloud State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 18,123. It is the 1697th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Curriculum students from Brainerd 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 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $65,470. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $38,990/yr and there are 80 employed.
Brainerd lies in Crow Wing county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 179,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.62/hr average worker wage, and a $34,580 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.449 out of every 1000 jobs in Brainerd are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.295/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 2 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Brainerd, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Cloud State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,187/yr) for curriculum students, with Bemidji State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,712/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brainerd|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||55.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||69.0 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||93.3 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||95.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||97.9 miles|