Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Curriculum students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 100 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $61,440. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $39,990/yr and there are 2,710 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.999 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.219/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 4 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master comes out as the most expensive ($12,943/yr) for curriculum students, with Wayne State College as the lowest, reported at only $8,784/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|