California has a general population of 5,274 and an overall student population of 9,017. Approximately 9,017 of California's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
California University of Pennsylvania is the largest early childhood education school in California, based on student population. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in early childhood education.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education in California in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at California's early childhood education schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for early childhood education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
After graduating with your credentials in early childhood education, if you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 early childhood education professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in California will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected 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 California is $49,830 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.