Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four spanish schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a spanish program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about spanish programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of spanish professors at Vanderbilt University such as Elena Olazagasti-Segovia.
Spanish students from Nashville schools who go on to become spanish teachers, spanish interpreters, spanish tutors, spanish language and culture specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 27,020 people working as foreign language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,300. Also, Vocational education teachers make on average $52,030 per year and there are about 114,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 420 employed vocational education teachers earning an average salary of $48,410. Foreign language and literature teachers in this area earn $61,130/yr and there are 140 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.195 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by foreign language and literature teachers, and 0.588/1000 are held by vocational education teachers.
Of the 4 spanish schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for spanish students, with Lipscomb University as the lowest, reported at only $17,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|