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Doctor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

1,415 Yearly Graduations
$72,400 Median Salary
$100,382 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in curriculum is offered at 136 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 11.7% of curriculum graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Curriculum Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,415 doctor's degree were awarded to curriculum majors. This earns it the #22 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in curriculum at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 16,093
Doctor’s Degree 1,415
Graduate Certificate 1,230
Bachelor’s Degree 29

Earnings of Curriculum Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in curriculum is $72,400. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $68,850 to a high of $72,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in curriculum is $100,382. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $100,382 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $56,100.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,170.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in curriculum. About 74.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 358
Women 1,057
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Curriculum

The racial-ethnic distribution of curriculum doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 29
Black or African American 185
Hispanic or Latino 141
White 778
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 117
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Curriculum Doctor's Degree Students

There are 136 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in curriculum. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
98 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 34,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at Carolina. Of these students, 79% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
80 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 75,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 75% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
75 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The curriculum program at Capella University awarded 75 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

47 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 87% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
46 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gardner - Webb University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The curriculum program at Gardner - Webb University awarded 46 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

42 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. Each year, around 43,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at USF Tampa. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#7

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
34 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 67,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from Texas A&M. About 74% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
32 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Lindenwood University. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at Lindenwood University. Of these students, 78% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
30 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 42,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at Wisconsin. Of these students, 80% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
28 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 47,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from Penn State University Park. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

26 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 51,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at UT Austin. Of these students, 62% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from UMN Twin Cities. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#12

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
24 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Toledo. Each year, around 20,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,449 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,047 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from University of Toledo. Of these students, 75% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Robert Morris University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from RMU. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#14

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Each year, around 50,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from Michigan State. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#16

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas Tech University. Roughly 36,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from Texas Tech. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#16

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of West Florida is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,088 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 doctor's degree were handed out to curriculum majors at University of West Florida. About 48% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Utah State University. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

The curriculum program at Utah State University awarded 21 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
21 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Florida. Roughly 52,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from U of F. About 71% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
19 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St John's University - New York is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in curriculum. Roughly 21,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,569 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their doctor's degree in curriculum from STJ. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to curriculum that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,651
General Education 2,518
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500
Student Counseling 383

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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