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2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois

5 Colleges
$18,546 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Child Development & Psychology School for You

Child Development & Psychology is the #63 most popular major in Illinois with 749 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois ranking. Our analysis looked at 5 schools in Illinois to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois

The colleges and universities below are the best for child development majors pursuing a .

Top Illinois Schools in Child Development

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Our analysis found University of Chicago to be the best school for child development and psychology students who want to pursue a degree in Illinois. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

While working on their degree, child development majors at UChicago accumulate an average of around $20,342 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $211, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northwestern University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois list. Northwestern U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

Child Development majors at Northwestern U take out an average of $15,166 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $157.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois list. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population.

Child Development majors at UIUC take out an average of $20,131 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $209.

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The excellent programs at Loyola University Chicago helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best child development and psychology schools in Illinois. Located in the large city of Chicago, Loyola Chicago is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend DePaul University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Illinois list. Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Best Child Development & Psychology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 779
Ohio 124
Indiana 669

One of 3 majors within the area of study, child development and psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Child Development

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 130,917
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30,532
Other Psychology 3,056

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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