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5,329 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 210 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in child development. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 46% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.0% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child development Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,329 students earned their basic certificate in child development. This makes it the 1st most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in child development at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 12,806
Associate’s Degree 7,234
Basic Certificate 5,329
Master’s Degree 3,466
Undergraduate Certificate 1,990
Graduate Certificate 215
Doctor’s Degree 16

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

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for child development students who are basic certificate holders.

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 164
Women 5,165
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Child development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 176
Black or African American 858
Hispanic or Latino 1,117
White 2,467
International Students 109
Other Races/Ethnicities 602
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child development Basic Certificate Students

There are 210 colleges that offer a basic certificate in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
304 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for child development students seekinga basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 304 people received their basic certificate in child development from FRCC. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

239 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rasmussen University - Florida. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The child development program at Rasmussen University - Florida awarded 239 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#3

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
237 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pikes Peak Community College. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 237 people received their basic certificate in child development from PPCC. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#4

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
191 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in child development. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 basic certificates were handed out to child development majors at Wake Technical Community College. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
175 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in child development. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 people received their basic certificate in child development from FTCC. Of these students, 96% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
157 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 157 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 99% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

139 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 139 people received their basic certificate in child development from LWTech. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#8

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
116 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Basin College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 people received their basic certificate in child development from CBC. About 100% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington
103 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Big Bend Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Big Bend Community College awarded 103 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
103 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Denver comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 103 people received their basic certificate in child development from CCD. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#11

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
95 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red Rocks Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,574 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,082 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their basic certificate in child development from Red Rocks Community College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#12

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, Washington
94 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Yakima Valley College. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 basic certificates were handed out to child development majors at YVC. About 94% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
92 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Highline College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Highline College awarded 92 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 98% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Pitt Community College

Winterville, North Carolina
88 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pitt Community College. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their basic certificate in child development from Pitt Community College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#15

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
84 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olympic College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in child development. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The child development program at Olympic College awarded 84 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 99% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington
81 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wenatchee Valley College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in child development. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their basic certificate in child development from WVC. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#16

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
81 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their basic certificate in child development from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. About 94% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
80 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Madison Area Technical College. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

The child development program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 80 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
80 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Clark College. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Clark College awarded 80 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#20

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina
79 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Durham Technical Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in child development. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their basic certificate in child development from Durham Technical Community College. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 304
Elementary Education 147
Teacher Education 66
Teacher Development & Methodology 34
Secondary Education 25

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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