Elyria, OH (population: 54,854) has twenty distance education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Michigan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a distance education program, has a total student population of 22,893. It is the 347th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Distance Education students from Elyria 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 360 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $59,920. Education teachers in this area earn $58,460/yr and there are 240 employed.
Elyria lies in Lorain county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.241 out of every 1000 jobs in Elyria are held by education teachers, and 0.360/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 20 distance education schools with a 100-mile radius of Elyria, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Denison University comes out as the most expensive ($25,280/yr) for distance education students, with Kent State University Salem Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,410/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elyria|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||10.0 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.9 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||30.7 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||33.9 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||34.8 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||50.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||70.7 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||86.6 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||88.8 miles|