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Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development & Psychology

11,247 Yearly Graduations
$29,500 Median Salary
$23,248 Median Debt
There are 166 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in child development. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 6.5% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 11,247 earned their bachelor's degree in child development. This makes it the 47th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,247
Master’s Degree 1,058
Doctor’s Degree 636
Graduate Certificate 146
Associate’s Degree 44
Undergraduate Certificate 10
Basic Certificate 9

Earnings of Child Development Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in child development is $29,500. 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 $26,625 and the high is $31,625.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in child development is $23,248. 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, $25,769 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,970.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $241.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in child development. About 76.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,625
Women 8,622
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Child Development

The racial-ethnic distribution of child development bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,662
Black or African American 741
Hispanic or Latino 1,930
White 5,332
International Students 731
Other Races/Ethnicities 851
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child Development Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 166 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
808 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for child development students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - Davis. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. 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, 808 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UC Davis. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
696 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 25,000 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.

The child development program at University of California - Santa Barbara awarded 696 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
664 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Roughly 35,200 attend the school each year. 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.

The child development program at University of California - Irvine awarded 664 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#4

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
641 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 641 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at U of Michigan. Of these students, 77% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

498 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 498 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UW Seattle. Of these students, 74% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

490 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Roughly 48,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

The child development program at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign awarded 490 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#7

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
453 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Riverside is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in child development. Roughly 23,200 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 453 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from UCR. Of these students, 72% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
366 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 44,000 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, 366 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UCLA. About 68% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
304 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Florida is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 16,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,996 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,978 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 304 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UNF. About 82% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
301 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Indiana University - Bloomington. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 301 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at IU Bloomington. Of these students, 73% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
261 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in child development. Roughly 34,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 261 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from Carolina. About 78% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
232 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Roughly 41,800 attend the school each year. 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, 232 bachelor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UC Berkeley. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

231 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 231 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from MSU Denver. About 82% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
225 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Park University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,999 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,012 per year.

The child development program at Park University awarded 225 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
187 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Each year, around 42,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from Purdue. About 77% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
162 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington University in St Louis comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,250 per year.

The child development program at Washington University in St Louis awarded 162 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
160 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Delaware. Roughly 23,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 160 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from U of Delaware. About 75% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

143 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from Columbia. Of these students, 66% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
138 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Roughly 27,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The child development program at George Washington University awarded 138 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
135 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Georgia comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in child development. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,898 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their bachelor's degree in child development from UNG. Of these students, 86% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to child development that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Psychology 108,627
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 3,686
Other Psychology 420

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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