Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two early childhood education schools within its city limits. College of Saint Mary, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 1,120. It is the 3403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at College of Saint Mary such as Ron Dughman, and Merryellen Schulz.
Early Childhood Education students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 4,220 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $42,510. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $40,450/yr and there are 220 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.485 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 9.338/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 2 early childhood education schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Saint Mary comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for early childhood education students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|