If you are interested in pursuing early childhood education, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 early childhood education schools in Fort Myers, Florida. With an overall population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,873, approximately 13,524 of Fort Myers students attend one of Fort Myers's schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Fort Myers's largest early childhood education school is Southwest Florida College. In 2010, Southwest Florida College graduated approximately 37 students from its early childhood education program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with an early childhood education degree in Fort Myers. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Myers early childhood education schools was an average of $31,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,155 for early childhood education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,503.
Many early childhood education graduates choose to work as early childhood education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Myers, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 25,410 early childhood education professionals in Florida. Of these early childhood education professionals, 460 were working in the greater Fort Myers area. Fort Myers's early childhood education professional workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
As an early childhood education professional in Fort Myers, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,240 per year. This is lower than the average salary for early childhood education professionals in the state.
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