Riverside, CA (population: 302,653) has seventeen distance education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pepperdine University, the highest ranked school in this group with a distance education program, has a total student population of 7,733. It is the 107th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Distance Education students from Riverside 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 550 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $106,530. Education teachers in this area earn $93,090/yr and there are 300 employed.
Riverside lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Riverside are held by education teachers, and 0/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 17 distance education schools with a 100-mile radius of Riverside, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($30,044/yr) for distance education students, with Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Riverside|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||15.2 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||15.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||19.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||20.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||21.5 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||23.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||27.0 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||30.2 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||31.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||33.0 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||33.2 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||34.0 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||34.8 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||35.2 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||35.4 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||35.4 miles|