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2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Missouri

8 Colleges
$29,350 Avg Salary
$23,374 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Child Development & Psychology School for You

In 2018-2019, 656 degrees and certificates were awarded to child development and psychology students who went to a Missouri college or university. This makes it the #32 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

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 Missouri ranking. Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Missouri to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Missouri

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

Top Missouri Schools in Child Development

Our analysis found Washington University in St Louis to be the best school for child development and psychology students who want to pursue a degree in Missouri. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Out of the 8 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, Saint Louis University landed the # 2 spot on the list. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Missouri - Columbia. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in Missouri list. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a very large student population.

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#4

Park University

Parkville, MO

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Park University is a great place for child development and psychology students. Park University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Parkville.

The average amount in student loans that child development majors at Park University take out is $23,862. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $248.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Central Missouri is a great place for child development and psychology students. UCM is a large public school located in the town of Warrensburg.

The average amount in student loans that child development majors at UCM take out is $20,725. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $215, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for child development and psychology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Maryville University of Saint Louis landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best child development and psychology programs. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Maryville U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, child development majors at Maryville U accumulate an average of around $22,533 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, Northwest Missouri State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for child development and psychology students. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that child development majors at Northwest take out is $26,375. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $274.

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Best Child Development & Psychology Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Child Development & Psychology Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 371
Kansas 170
Iowa 85
Nebraska 74
North Dakota 5

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 8 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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