Petersburg, VA has seventeen 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 Petersburg, 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 Petersburg 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 Richmond area alone, there are 5,030 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $53,160. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $39,340/yr and there are 220 employed.
Petersburg lies in Petersburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.361 out of every 1000 jobs in Petersburg are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 8.433/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 17 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Petersburg, 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 Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Petersburg|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||22.4 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||50.2 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||82.5 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||90.6 miles|