Bethlehem, PA (population: 72,174) has one early childhood education school within its city limits. Northampton County Area Community College has a total student population of 11,196. It is the 4620th highest ranked school in the USA and the 316th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Bethlehem, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Northampton County Area Community College such as Kate Curry, Rebecca Joella, Joy Merrihew, Nancy Morearu, and Bina Patel.
Early Childhood Education students from Bethlehem 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area alone, there are 4,530 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $57,330. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $35,380/yr and there are 140 employed.
Bethlehem lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.424 out of every 1000 jobs in Bethlehem are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 13.709/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northampton County Area Community College ends up costing a student $5,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bethlehem|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||7.1 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||27.4 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||29.4 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.2 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||40.8 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||45.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||49.3 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||50.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||51.8 miles|