Alaska contains three schools that offer early childhood education programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking early childhood education school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 early childhood education schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Early Childhood Education students from Alaska schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 3,930 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $68,070. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $40,780/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from early childhood education, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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