Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has three early childhood education schools within its city limits. Chestnut Hill College, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,320. It is the 593rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Chestnut Hill College such as Marie Bambrick, Richard Black, Mary Anne Feehery, Melanie Goodman, Jessica Kahn, and Honor Keirans.
Early Childhood Education students from Philadelphia 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.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 10.777/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 3 early childhood education schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chestnut Hill College comes out as the most expensive ($21,702/yr) for early childhood education students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|