Phoenixville has a general population of 14,788 and an overall student population of 1,176. Approximately 1,176 of Phoenixville's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
The largest early childhood education school in Phoenixville, by student population, is Valley Forge Christian College. In 2010, Valley Forge Christian College graduated approximately 7 students from its early childhood education program.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education in Phoenixville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,932 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $794 for early childhood education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Phoenixville-based early childhood education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,296 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,128.
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 Phoenixville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 early childhood education professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Phoenixville area. The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in Phoenixville will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
As an early childhood education professional in Phoenixville, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for early childhood education professionals in the state.