North Wales, PA has seventy-nine 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 North Wales 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 19,750 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $53,790. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $43,800/yr and there are 840 employed.
North Wales lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.458 out of every 1000 jobs in North Wales are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 10.777/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 79 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of North Wales, only 15 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 CUNY Lehman College as the lowest, reported at only $4,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Wales|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||12.9 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||22.8 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||26.1 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||28.1 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||35.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.9 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||47.7 miles|