Early Childhood Education in Washington State

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Schools Offering Early Childhood Education Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of Washington State receive early childhood education degrees every year. That means an estimated 565 early childhood education professionals graduate from Washington State's 35 early childhood education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a early childhood education program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. no students graduated with a degree in early childhood education from Washington State University in 2010. Tuition at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.

Western Washington University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a early childhood education program. It is located in Bellingham. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated 9 students from its early childhood education program. The tuition rate at Western Washington University was $6,858 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a early childhood education program is Eastern Washington University. Eastern Washington University, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Cheney. 58 students graduated with degree in early childhood education from Eastern Washington University in 2010. Eastern Washington University charged in-state students $6,622 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Early childhood education schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $4,547 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $20,370 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State early childhood education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Trinity Lutheran College - located in Everett, students are charged $20,370 per year
  2. Heritage University - located in Toppenish, students are charged $13,510 per year
  3. Washington State University - located in Pullman, students are charged $9,489 per year

The early childhood education schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year
  3. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year

An early childhood education degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The largest populations of Washington State early childhood education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 13,240 early childhood education professionals
  2. Pierce County - 4,920 early childhood education professionals
  3. Yakima County - 2,090 early childhood education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in Washington State will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 43,430 early childhood education professionals working in Washington State. The greatest growth for early childhood education professional is predicted to be amongst Preschool Teachers, who are expected to increase by 18% by 2018.

Salary

early childhood education professionals in Washington State make an average of $45,323 per year. However, Washington State early childhood education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,270 per year to more than $77,540 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for early childhood education professionals are:

  1. Pierce County - $48,137 per year
  2. King County - $47,267 per year
  3. Spokane County - $46,553 per year

Early childhood education professionals in the following counties in Washington State make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Benton County - $39,130 per year
  2. Chelan County - $42,735 per year
  3. Cowlitz County - $42,990 per year

On average, the highest paid early childhood education professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $57,760 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $49,370 per year
  3. Preschool Teacher - $28,840 per year

On average, the lowest paid early childhood education professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $49,370 per year
  2. Preschool Teacher - $28,840 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in early childhood education in Washington State and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or , take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Washington State
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,758 miles from location Clark College Vancouver WA 13.9084 n/a 12,989
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,670 miles from location Everett Community College Everett WA 13.4947 n/a 8,313
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,585 miles from location Columbia Basin College Pasco WA 10.7425 n/a 6,978
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,684 miles from location Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle WA 12.2688 n/a 6,524
7,684 miles from location Shoreline Community College Seattle WA 13.8462 n/a 6,277
7,662 miles from location Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon WA 14.1008 n/a 5,676
7,729 miles from location South Puget Sound Community College Olympia WA 13.4048 n/a 5,651
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,658 miles from location Whatcom Community College Bellingham WA 13.7069 n/a 4,663
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,684 miles from location Renton Technical College Renton WA 22.262 n/a 4,346
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
7,740 miles from location Centralia College Centralia WA 18.6955 n/a 3,574
7,607 miles from location Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee WA 17.293 n/a 3,423
7,717 miles from location Peninsula College Port Angeles WA 11.984 n/a 3,155
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,769 miles from location Grays Harbor College Aberdeen WA 13.4003 n/a 2,285
7,570 miles from location Big Bend Community College Moses Lake WA 16.8914 n/a 2,169
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
7,663 miles from location Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 12.8499 n/a 609
7,671 miles from location Trinity Lutheran College Everett WA 25.7832 27% 113
 

Curious what studying Early Childhood Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 27,390 $57,760 13.3%
2
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education + 6,010 $28,840 9.1%
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 2,350 $49,370 -15.8%
 

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