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Child Development & Psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Child Development & Psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology

Every child development and psychology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the child development program at Rochester Institute of Technology stacks up to those at other schools.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,158 students attend the school each year.

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.

RIT Child Development & Psychology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Child Development

RIT Child Development & Psychology Rankings

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Child Development Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the child development majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Child Development & Psychology Master’s Program

63% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The child development program at RIT awarded 8 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 38% of these degrees went to men with the other 63% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 22% men graduate in child development each year. RIT does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 16% more men than average.


Of the students who received a child development master's degree from RIT, 88% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a master's in child development.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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 Rochester Institute of Technology.

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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