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Graduate Certificate in Child Development & Psychology

146 Yearly Graduations
$20,500 Median Debt
79% Women
A graduate certificate in child development is offered at 23 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.5% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 146 graduate certificate were awarded to child development majors. This earns it the #81 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Graduate Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in child development is $20,500. 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, $20,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $239.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in child development. About 78.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 31
Women 115
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Child Development

The racial-ethnic distribution of child development graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 85
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 19
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child Development Graduate Certificate Students

There are 23 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

40 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,564 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#2

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York
32 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is CUNY Hunter College. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The child development program at CUNY Hunter College awarded 32 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. 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.

The child development program at University of Connecticut awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations
88% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Fort Hays State University. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at FHSU.

16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in child development from Missouri State. About 69% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,664 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,959 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at UT Rio Grande Valley. Of these students, 100% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ball State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. Each year, around 22,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at Ball State. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Texas State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at Texas State.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,452 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to child development majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

#8

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Henderson State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,058 per year.

The child development program at Henderson State University awarded 2 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Iona College

New Rochelle, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Iona College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,972 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,096 per year.

The child development program at Iona College awarded 1 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in child development from Kaplan University-Indianapolis.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to child development that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 2,291
Other Psychology 236
General Psychology 205

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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