With an overall population of 20,909 and a student population of 8,944, approximately 4,300 of Portsmouth students attend one of Portsmouth's schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Of the 1 early childhood education schools in Portsmouth, the largest early childhood education school, by student population, is Shawnee State University. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Shawnee State University.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with an early childhood education degree in Portsmouth. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portsmouth early childhood education schools was an average of $22,694 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for early childhood education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in Portsmouth, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 41,380 early childhood education professionals in Ohio, 2,310 were working in the greater Portsmouth area. The number of early childhood education professionals in Portsmouth is expected to increase by 8% 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 Portsmouth is $52,050 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.