Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has four distance education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Birmingham Southern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a distance education program, has a total student population of 1,549. It is the 215th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus). To learn more about distance education programs in Huntsville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of distance education professors at Birmingham Southern College such as Clint Bruess, Katherine Kirkpatrick, Gwyneth McCorquodale, Eileen Moore, Kelly Russell, and Mary Jane Turner.
Distance Education students from Huntsville schools who go on to become distance educators, teachers, online educators, online teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. 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 Huntsville area alone, there are 80 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $60,410. Education teachers in this area earn $49,750/yr and there are 170 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by education teachers, and 0/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 4 distance education schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Birmingham Southern College comes out as the most expensive ($20,214/yr) for distance education students, with Jacksonville State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,224/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|