Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three ESL schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
ESL students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 600 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $41,200. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $65,470/yr and there are 320 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu 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 3 ESL schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chaminade University of Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($17,911/yr) for ESL students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.