College Park has a general population of 24,657 and an overall student population of 37,195. Approximately 37,195 of College Park's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
College Park's largest early childhood education school is University of Maryland-College Park. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at University of Maryland-College Park.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education in College Park in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,677 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all College Park early childhood education schools was an average of $37,614 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,025 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a early childhood education program in College Park. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,575 per year, on average, for room and board at College Park-based early childhood education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,102.
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 College Park, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 early childhood education professionals in Maryland were working in the greater College Park area. The number of early childhood education professionals in College Park is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an early childhood education professional in College Park is $66,610 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.