Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has one early childhood education school within its city limits. Virginia Western Community College has a total student population of 8,927. It is the 5442nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 117th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Roanoke, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Virginia Western Community College such as Brooke Ferguson, Kim Gregory, and Cheryl Murphy.
Early Childhood Education students from Roanoke 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 Roanoke area alone, there are 1,510 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $51,200. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $45,930/yr and there are 80 employed.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.491 out of every 1000 jobs in Roanoke are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 9.865/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Western Community College ends up costing a student $5,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|