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Child Development & Psychology at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Child Development & Psychology at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you are interested in studying child development and psychology, you may want to check out the program at University of California - Santa Barbara. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 696 child development majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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.

UCSB Child Development & Psychology Degrees Available

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

UCSB Child Development & Psychology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks child development programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The child development major at UCSB 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
Highest Paid Child Development & Psychology Graduates 13

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in child development from UCSB. This makes it the #67 most popular school for child development master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in child development, making the school the #53 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Child Development Graduates from UCSB Make?

The median salary of child development students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $30,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 2% higher than the national average of $29,500 for all child development bachelor's degree recipients.

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Child Development Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the child development majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Program

70% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 696 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in child development from UCSB. About 30% were men and 70% were women. The typical child development bachelor's degree program is made up of only 23% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 6% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Child Development & Psychology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in child development.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child Development & Psychology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 135
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 181
White 255
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 71

UCSB Child Development & Psychology Master’s Program

100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 0% of child development master's degrees went to men and 100% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Child Development & Psychology Master's Degree Grads

In the child development master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 33% of degree recipients. That is 3% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in child development.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child Development & Psychology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in child development. In 2019, 3 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Managers 66,300 $143,350
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 17,310 $108,350
Psychology Professors 4,530 $117,990
Psychologists 2,080 $114,860

References

*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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