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Child Development & Psychology Schools in Connecticut

403 students earned Child Development degrees in Connecticut in the 2018-2019 year.

A Child Development & Psychology major is the 42nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Child Development & Psychology Majors in Connecticut

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 279
Master’s Degree 70
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 30
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 30
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 30
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 24
Post-Master’s Certificate 24

Gender Distribution

In Connecticut, a child development major is more popular with women than with men.

Child Development & Psychology Majors in CT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of child development majors in Connecticut is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.2%
  • White: 58.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.2%
  • Other Races: 10.2%
Child Development & Psychology Majors in CT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Child Development & Psychology Grads in Connecticut

9,270 people in the state and 624,440 in the nation are employed in jobs related to child development.

Child Development & Psychology Jobs Nationwide vs. CT

Wages for Child Development & Psychology Jobs in Connecticut

Child Development grads earn an average of $90,870 in the state and $88,490 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Connecticut that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Yale University

New Haven
131 Degrees in Major Awarded
97% Graduation Rate
13,609 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $18,770. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at Yale. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
9,708 Total Students

In their early career, Quinnipiac grads earn an average salary of $51,900. It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,280 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.


Wesleyan University

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
3,230 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 47% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,291. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.


University of Hartford

West Hartford
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,773 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,592. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,400 a year.

Child Development & Psychology Careers in CT

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title CT Job Growth CT Median Salary
Psychologists 12% $104,140
Psychology Professors 10% $88,570
Managers 8% $118,140
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 7% $88,890

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

Major Annual Graduates in CT
General Psychology 1,717
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 391
Other Psychology 49

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