Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has four ESL schools within its city limits. Saint Augustines College, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL program, has a total student population of 1,529. It is the 673rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
ESL students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 420 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $56,640. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $53,850/yr and there are 350 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.693 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by english language and literature teachers, and 0.841/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 4 ESL schools in Raleigh, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meredith College comes out as the most expensive ($21,466/yr) for ESL students, with Shaw University as the lowest, reported at only $15,124/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|