Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has four ESL schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
ESL students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,140 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $41,230. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $64,070/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.740 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by english language and literature teachers, and 0.620/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 4 ESL schools in Philadelphia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Pennsylvania comes out as the most expensive ($21,011/yr) for ESL students, with DPT Business School as the lowest, reported at only $11,288/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|