Waterloo, IA (population: 67,011) has seventeen ESL schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Luther College, the highest ranked school in this group with an ESL program, has a total student population of 2,519. It is the 164th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Iowa.
ESL students from Waterloo 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.
Waterloo lies in Black Hawk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has 86,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,960 average annual salary.
Of the 17 ESL schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterloo, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr) for ESL students, with University of Northern Iowa as the lowest, reported at only $13,286/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterloo|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||5.4 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||50.1 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||90.7 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||92.7 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||96.0 miles|