Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has seven early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,230. It is the 2063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Early Childhood Education students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 3,660 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $44,350. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $43,990/yr and there are 40 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 15/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emily Griffith Opportunity School comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for early childhood education students, with Montessori Centre International Denver as the lowest, reported at only $21,600/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|