Montana contains eight schools that offer early childhood education programs. Salish Kootenai College, the highest-ranking early childhood education school in MT, has a total student population of 1,204 and is the 3496th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 early childhood education schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana-Western comes out as the most expensive ($11,746/yr), with Fort Belknap College as the lowest recorded at only $1,717/yr.
Early Childhood Education students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 5,280 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $39,540. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $44,230/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from early childhood education, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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