Melbourne, FL (population: 77,650) has eight ESL schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an ESL program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
ESL students from Melbourne 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.
Melbourne lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary.
Of the 8 ESL schools with a 100-mile radius of Melbourne, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rollins College comes out as the most expensive ($26,953/yr) for ESL students, with University of Central Florida as the lowest, reported at only $12,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Melbourne|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.4 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||60.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||60.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||76.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.7 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||99.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||99.9 miles|