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Child Development & Family Studies Schools in California

14,962 students earned Human Development degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Child Development & Family Studies is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Child Development & Family Studies Majors in California

Human Development majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 7,229
Associate’s Degree 4,225
Bachelor’s Degree 1,943
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1,390
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1,390
Master’s Degree 163
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12

Gender Distribution

In California, a human development major is more popular with women than with men.

Child Development & Family Studies Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of human development majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.5%
  • Black or African American: 5.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 56.8%
  • White: 19.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Child Development & Family Studies Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Child Development & Family Studies Grads in California

177,470 people in the state and 1,489,720 in the nation are employed in jobs related to human development.

Child Development & Family Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Child Development & Family Studies Jobs in California

Human Development grads earn an average of $43,330 in the state and $35,830 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 137 colleges in California that offer human development degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

734 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,008 Total Students

24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,168. Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid.

#2

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield
533 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,589 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,425. In their early career, Bakersfield College grads earn an average salary of $22,400. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time.

521 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,557 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,700 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $1,197. The student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1.

#4

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana
406 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,425 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. 36 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it.

#5

Merritt College

Oakland
367 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,453 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $8,527. Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time.

#6

Citrus College

Glendora
309 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,136 Total Students

69% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,542. 30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

308 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

87% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

306 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,882 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,200 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Los Angeles Mission College will pay a net price of $8,501.

294 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,908 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 31 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,454.

284 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,972 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $37,800 after graduation.

Child Development & Family Studies Careers in CA

Some of the careers human development majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16% $39,980
Community and Social Service Specialists 11% $45,960
Preschool Teachers 10% $34,600
Childcare Workers 7% $26,360

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to human development.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,099
Textile & Apparel Studies 663
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 380
Human Sciences Business Services 11
Family & Consumer Economics 9
Other Family & Human Sciences 7

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