Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has five early childhood education schools within its city limits. D'Youville College, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,971. It is the 502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Buffalo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at D'Youville College such as Margarite Battaglia-Evans, Brian Burch, Laurie Burger, Susan Dunkle, Scott Fike, and Julia Hall.
Early Childhood Education students from Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 6,240 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $55,470. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $48,260/yr and there are 220 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.411 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 11.678/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 5 early childhood education schools in Buffalo, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Canisius College comes out as the most expensive ($18,240/yr) for early childhood education students, with Erie Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,003/yr.