Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has ten early childhood education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of the Albemarle, the highest ranked school in this group with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 2,796. It is the 4791st highest ranked school in the USA and the 91st highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Early Childhood Education students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 7,930 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $54,380. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $41,180/yr and there are 320 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.431 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 10.785/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 10 early childhood education schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beaufort County Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,320/yr) for early childhood education students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|