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5,447 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 46% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child development Majors

In 2020-2021, 5,447 basic certificates were awarded to child development majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in child development at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 13,917
Associate Degree 7,511
Basic Certificate 5,447
Master’s Degree 3,712
Undergraduate Certificate 2,139
Graduate Certificate 165
Doctor’s Degree 29

Earnings of Child development Majors With Basic Certificates

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for child development majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in child development. About 96.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 167
Women 5,280

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 217
Black or African American 856
Hispanic or Latino 1,129
White 2,465
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 694

Below are some popular majors that are similar to child development that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 475
Elementary Education 190
Secondary Education 121
Teacher Education 97
Teacher Development & Methodology 69


*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.

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