Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two early childhood education schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at University of Missouri such as Susan Adler, Oliver Bernard, Denise Caresio, Judi Carlson, Loyce Caruthers, and Pamela Darby-Mullins.
Early Childhood Education students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 13,560 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $45,630. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $43,120/yr and there are 220 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.222 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 13.721/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 2 early childhood education schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Missouri-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($17,782/yr) for early childhood education students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|