Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four early childhood education schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about early childhood education programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Vanderbilt University such as Linda Ashford, Steve Baum, Jane Brissie, Tim Caboni, Andrea Capizzi, and Alex Dafonte.
Early Childhood Education students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 7,310 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $46,290. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $35,190/yr and there are 270 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.381 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 10.157/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 4 early childhood education schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for early childhood education students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|