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Child Development & Psychology at New York University

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Child Development & Psychology at New York University

What traits are you looking for in a child development school? To help you decide if New York University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's child development program.

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 391 of them were child development and psychology majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Child Development & Psychology section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Child Development & Psychology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development
  • Master’s Degree in Child Development
  • Doctorate Degree in Child Development

NYU Child Development & Psychology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the child development progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The child development major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Child Development & Psychology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Child Development & Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 84

In 2021, 262 students received their master’s degree in child development from NYU. This makes it the #1 most popular school for child development master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 22 students who received their doctoral degrees in child development, making the school the #5 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Child Development Graduates from NYU Make?

The median salary of child development students who receive their bachelor's degree at NYU is $30,912. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 0% higher than the national average of $30,859 for all child development bachelor's degree recipients.


Child Development Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the child development majors at New York University.

NYU Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 391 child development students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from NYU, about 21% were men and 79% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its child development bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in child development.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 69
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 93
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 44

NYU Child Development & Psychology Master’s Program

79% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 262 students earned a master's degree in child development from NYU. About 79% of these graduates were women and the other 21% were men.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in child development.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 113
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

NYU also has a doctoral program available in child development. In 2021, 22 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Child Development Grads May Go Into

A degree in child development can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 11,370 $94,140
Psychology Professors 4,840 $99,690
Psychologists 480 $99,640


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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