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Child Development & Psychology at Vassar College

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Child Development & Psychology at Vassar College

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

Vassar is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and has a total student population of 2,435. In 2021, 46 child development majors received their bachelor's degree from Vassar.

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.

Vassar Child Development & Psychology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development

Vassar Child Development & Psychology Rankings

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

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 Vassar 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 Focused Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 61
Best Value Child Development & Psychology Schools 194

How Much Do Child Development Graduates from Vassar Make?

The median salary of child development students who receive their bachelor's degree at Vassar is $28,914. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $30,859 for all child development students.


Child Development Student Demographics at Vassar

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the child development majors at Vassar College.

Vassar Child Development & Psychology Bachelor’s Program

89% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 46 child development majors earned their bachelor's degree from Vassar. Of these graduates, 11% were men and 89% were women.


About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in child development at Vassar 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 Vassar College with a bachelor's in child development.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 29
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Vassar also has a doctoral program available in child development. In 2021, 0 student 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 Vassar College.

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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