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Early Childhood Education Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 4,532 students earned their Child development degrees in CA.

An Early Childhood Education major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Early Childhood Education Majors in California

Child development majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,939
Associate’s Degree 385
Master’s Degree 117
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 50
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 50
Post-Master’s Certificate 29
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 29
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 12

Gender Distribution

In California, a child development major is more popular with women than with men.

Early Childhood Education Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of child development majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.9%
  • Black or African American: 12.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 41.2%
  • White: 25.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.8%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
Early Childhood Education Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Early Childhood Education Grads in California

64,530 people in the state and 555,680 in the nation are employed in jobs related to child development.

Early Childhood Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Early Childhood Education Jobs in California

Child development grads earn an average of $37,850 in the state and $34,410 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in California that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Ashford University

San Diego
1,044 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
32,620 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,907. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it.

531 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.93 years.

507 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,992 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.14 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 48%.

349 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
39,910 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,700 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 45%.

310 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
26,671 Total Students

25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 41% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $4,175.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,544 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,287. 60% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

202 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
36,085 Total Students

27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $42,200 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 42%.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
17,977 Total Students

25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 5.24 years. 94% of students get financical aid.

163 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,670 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 22%. The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,032 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,033. Graduates earn an average $38,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 5.30% which is lower than average.

Early Childhood Education Careers in CA

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Preschool Teachers 10% $34,600
Kindergarten Teachers 8% $67,670

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to child development.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Teacher Education 694
Elementary Education 575
Teacher Development & Methodology 395
Secondary Education 346
Montessori Teacher Education 8
Adult & Continuing Education 3
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 1

View all majors related to Early Childhood Education

View Nationwide Early Childhood Education Report

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