Clifton, NJ (population: 78,248) has seventy early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Early Childhood Education students from Clifton 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 54,350 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $66,170. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $62,250/yr and there are 2,330 employed.
Clifton lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.460 out of every 1000 jobs in Clifton are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 10.733/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 70 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Clifton, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for early childhood education students, with County College of Morris as the lowest, reported at only $4,290/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clifton|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||2.8 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||7.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||9.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||11.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.6 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||16.1 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.6 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||18.1 miles|