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Child Development & Psychology at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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Child Development & Psychology at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

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

Pitt is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 32,277. In 2021, 437 child development majors received their bachelor's degree from Pitt.

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.

Pitt Child Development & Psychology Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Pitt

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Pitt offers distance education options for child development at the following degree levels:

Pitt Child Development & Psychology Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The child development major at Pitt 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 Online Child Development & Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools 6
Best Value Child Development & Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools 58
Best Value Child Development & Psychology Schools 74

Child Development Student Demographics at Pitt

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

Pitt Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 437 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in child development from Pitt. About 22% were men and 78% were women.


About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in child development at Pitt are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 52
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 275
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

Pitt also has a doctoral program available in child development. In 2021, 9 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 PA, the home state for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 4,440 $83,610
Psychology Professors 2,130 $89,300
Psychologists 460 $87,940


*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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