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Associate’s Degrees in Human Development & Family Studies

8,681 Yearly Graduations
$19,200 Median Salary
$17,995 Median Debt
There are 542 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in human development. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 60% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of human development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 8,681 associate's degrees were awarded to human development majors. This earns it the #17 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 16,159
Bachelor’s Degree 13,218
Associate’s Degree 8,681
Undergraduate Certificate 3,967
Master’s Degree 1,335
Graduate Certificate 178
Doctor’s Degree 149

Earnings of Human Development Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in human development is $19,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $17,900 and the high is $23,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in human development is $17,995. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,536.

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The median monthly payment of a human development graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $187.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in human development. About 96.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 302
Women 8,379
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Human Development

The racial-ethnic distribution of human development associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 431
Black or African American 1,253
Hispanic or Latino 3,255
White 3,151
International Students 108
Other Races/Ethnicities 483
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development Associate's Degree Students

There are 542 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in human development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
161 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Los Angeles College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 36,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 people received their associate's degree in human development from East Los Angeles College. About 94% of this group were women, and 93% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, California
155 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Hondo College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 people received their associate's degree in human development from RHCCD. Of these students, 97% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Citrus College

Glendora, California
146 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Citrus College. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 associate's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Citrus College. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#4

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
133 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bakersfield College. Roughly 26,300 attend the school each year. The human development program at Bakersfield College awarded 133 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#5

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
132 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cerritos College. Roughly 22,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 associate's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Cerritos College. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#6

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
95 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chaffey College. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their associate's degree in human development from Chaffey College. Of these students, 96% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
88 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pasadena City College. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. The human development program at Pasadena City College awarded 88 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
88 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The human development program at Moorpark College awarded 88 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#9

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
87 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Roughly 45,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The human development program at American Public University System awarded 87 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
83 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Roughly 24,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their associate's degree in human development from City College of San Francisco. About 98% of this group were women, and 87% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
81 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Sequoias is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their associate's degree in human development from College of the Sequoias. About 98% of this group were women, and 88% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
81 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human development. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The human development program at Los Angeles Valley College awarded 81 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
80 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Central New Mexico Community College. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their associate's degree in human development from CNM. Of these students, 84% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California
79 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Modesto Junior College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their associate's degree in human development from MJC. About 100% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
78 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fresno City College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human development. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Fresno City College awarded 78 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
77 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human development. Each year, around 27,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 associate's degrees were handed out to human development majors at SMC. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#17

Los Angeles Mission College

Sylmar, California
74 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Los Angeles Mission College. The human development program at Los Angeles Mission College awarded 74 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 89% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#18

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
72 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human development. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their associate's degree in human development from Northern Virginia Community College. About 99% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
70 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern College. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Southwestern College awarded 70 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#20

SUNY Westchester Community College

Valhalla, New York
69 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their associate's degree is SUNY Westchester Community College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 associate's degrees were handed out to human development majors at SUNY Westchester Community College. Of these students, 99% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to human development that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Textile & Apparel Studies 359
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 276
General Family & Consumer Sciences 51
Family & Consumer Economics 10
Human Sciences Business Services 2

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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