Salt Lake City, UT (population: 184,856) has two early childhood education schools within its city limits. Westminster College, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 3,037. It is the 2500th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Early Childhood Education students from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City area alone, there are 4,260 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $46,910. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $34,200/yr and there are ** employed.
Salt Lake City lies in Salt Lake county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Salt Lake City area has 609,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.97/hr average worker wage, and a $41,530 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Salt Lake City are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 6.989/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 2 early childhood education schools in Salt Lake City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westminster College comes out as the most expensive ($18,841/yr) for early childhood education students, with Western Governors University as the lowest, reported at only $18,646/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salt Lake City|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||7.5 miles|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||15.4 miles|