Somerville, MA (population: 75,604) has seventy-three early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston College, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 15,036. It is the 29th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Somerville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Boston College such as Rick Cass, John Cawthorne, Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Jacqueline Lerner, and Dennis Shirley.
Early Childhood Education students from Somerville 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 12,890 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $64,540. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $54,180/yr and there are 1,140 employed.
Somerville lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.675 out of every 1000 jobs in Somerville are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 7.643/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 73 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Somerville, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for early childhood education students, with Asnuntuck Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,343/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Somerville|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.5 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||21.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||31.4 miles|