Bluefield, VA has sixteen early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Milligan College, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 1,100. It is the 332nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Bluefield, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Milligan College such as Richard Aubrey, Billye Joyce Fine, and Norma Morrison.
Early Childhood Education students from Bluefield 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 Peoria area alone, there are 2,680 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $47,840. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $27,330/yr and there are 60 employed.
Bluefield lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Bluefield are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 16/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 16 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Bluefield, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milligan College comes out as the most expensive ($14,817/yr) for early childhood education students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bluefield|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||57.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||82.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||98.0 miles|