Alexandria, VA (population: 147,786) has thirty-eight early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about early childhood education programs in Alexandria, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at University of Delaware such as Gary Allison, Doug Archbald, Jo -Ann Baca, Richard Bacon, Aparna Bagdi, and Tonya Bartell.
Early Childhood Education students from Alexandria 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 25,090 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $67,170. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $47,140/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Alexandria lies in Alexandria county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Alexandria are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 11/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 38 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Alexandria, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for early childhood education students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alexandria|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||6.1 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.4 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||11.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||34.1 miles|