Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two ESL schools within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL program, has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
ESL students from Fresno schools who go on to become english as a second language instructors, ESL trainers, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors make on average $50,390 per year and there are about 68,430 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 300 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $84,070. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $93,210/yr and there are 160 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by english language and literature teachers, and 1/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 2 ESL schools in Fresno, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,869/yr) for ESL students, with Fresno Pacific University as the lowest, reported at only $17,068/yr.
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