Charlottesville, VA (population: 41,429) has twelve early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Liberty University, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 46,312. It is the 2962nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Charlottesville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Liberty University such as Beth Ackerman, Andrew Alexson, Andrea Beam, Melissa Bengds, Elizabeth Clemens Miles, and Janice Delong.
Early Childhood Education students from Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville area alone, there are 1,230 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $56,550. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $37,330/yr and there are 40 employed.
Charlottesville lies in Charlottesville county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Charlottesville area has 93,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.99/hr average worker wage, and a $43,660 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.408 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlottesville are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 13.162/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 12 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlottesville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Liberty University comes out as the most expensive ($19,574/yr) for early childhood education students, with Central Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,401/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlottesville|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||72.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.2 miles|