South Orange, NJ has twenty-seven general education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Swarthmore College, the highest ranked school in this group with a general education program, has a total student population of 1,525. It is the 37th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about general education programs in South Orange, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of general education professors at Swarthmore College such as Diane Anderson, Frank Grossman, and K. Ann Renninger.
General Education students from South Orange schools who go on to become general education instructors, teachers, professors, principals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 68,430 people working as adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,390. Also, Education administrators, elementary and secondary school make on average $87,390 per year and there are about 219,280 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,140 employed education administrators, elementary and secondary school earning an average salary of $113,730. Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors in this area earn $53,200/yr and there are 380 employed.
South Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.393 out of every 1000 jobs in South Orange are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors, and 2.200/1000 are held by education administrators, elementary and secondary school.
Of the 27 general education schools with a 100-mile radius of South Orange, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of New Rochelle comes out as the most expensive ($28,588/yr) for general education students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Orange|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||10.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||10.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.8 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||15.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.7 miles|