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Doctor’s Degrees in Human Development & Family Studies

149 Yearly Graduations
$59,300 Median Salary
$118,419 Median Debt
There are 37 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in human development. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 22.8% of human development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Development Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 149 students earned their doctor's degree in human development. This makes it the 107th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in human development is $59,300. 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 $59,300 and the high is $59,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in human development is $118,419. 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, $118,419 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $118,419.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,380.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in human development. About 74.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 38
Women 111
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Human Development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 70
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 10
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development Doctor's Degree Students

There are 37 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in human development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at UCONN. About 73% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Woman's University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 15,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in human development from TWU. About 88% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. 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, 8 people received their doctor's degree in human development from Michigan State. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in human development. 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.

The human development program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tufts University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Tufts. About 88% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montclair State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in human development from Montclair State. About 29% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Davis. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at UC Davis. About 50% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Roughly 33,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in human development from Iowa State. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, California
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Fielding Graduate University. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Fielding. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Georgia. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at UGA. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Oregon State. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in human development. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in human development from UMCP. About 60% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Utah State University. Each year, around 27,800 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in human development from USU. About 60% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% 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 human development. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in human development from UT Austin. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Greensboro comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 20,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in human development from UNC Greensboro. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#11

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in human development. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The human development program at Virginia Tech awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The human development program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in human development. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The human development program at Cornell University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Kentucky. Each year, around 29,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in human development from UK.

#17

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Purdue. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Family & Consumer Sciences 54
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 46
Textile & Apparel Studies 14
Housing 12
Family & Consumer Economics 9

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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