Chapel Hill has a general population of 48,715 and an overall student population of 29,104. Approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
The largest early childhood education school in Chapel Hill, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with an early childhood education degree in Chapel Hill. Tuition in 2009 at Chapel Hill's early childhood education schools was $17,851 per year for instate students and $35,739 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a early childhood education program in Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are good. There were 38,840 early childhood education professionals working in North Carolina and 2,120 working in the greater Chapel Hill area in 2010. The number of early childhood education professionals in Chapel Hill is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower 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 Chapel Hill is $42,830 per year, which is higher than the average for early childhood education professionals state-wide.