Orland Park, IL (population: 55,957) has fifty-nine early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Orland Park, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Purdue University such as Susan Britsch, Rochelle Brock, Xiaoning Chen, Peg Ertmer, Wanda Fox, and Carol Hopkins.
Early Childhood Education students from Orland Park 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 52,430 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $63,860. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $58,320/yr and there are 1,410 employed.
Orland Park lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Orland Park are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 14/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 59 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Orland Park, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr) for early childhood education students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orland Park|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||3.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||4.9 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||5.5 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||9.4 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||12.6 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||13.2 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||14.6 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||15.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||16.6 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||19.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||20.0 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||20.6 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||21.6 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||21.9 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||24.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||25.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||29.2 miles|