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Doctor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education

16 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in child development. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 31% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 12.5% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child development Majors

In 2018-2019, 16 doctor's degrees were awarded to child development majors. This makes it the 36th most popular doctor's degree 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 Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for child development majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for child development students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in child development. About 75.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 12
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Child development

The racial-ethnic distribution of child development doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child development Doctor's Degree Students

There are 10 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in child development. Learn more about the most popular 10 below:

#1

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for child development students seekinga doctor's degree is East Tennessee State University. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in child development from ETSU. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for child development students seekinga doctor's degree is Concordia University, Chicago. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,910 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in child development from Concordia University, Chicago. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

The child development program at DePaul University awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in child development from UAB. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Oakland University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,546 per year.

The child development program at Oakland University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

1 Yearly Graduations

Teachers College at Columbia University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. The child development program at Teachers College at Columbia University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The child development program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Kennesaw State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

The child development program at Kennesaw State University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to child development that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Adult & Continuing Education 128
Teacher Development & Methodology 97
Elementary Education 25
Secondary Education 14
Teacher Education 9

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.

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