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215 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 74 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate 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, 1.9% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child development Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 215 students earned their graduate certificate in child development. This earns it the #21 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Graduate 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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in child development. About 94.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 13
Women 202
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Child development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 136
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child development Graduate Certificate Students

There are 74 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
55 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for child development students seekinga graduate certificate is Oregon State University. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at Oregon State. About 87% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at Walden University. About 97% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is San Diego State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in child development from SDSU. Of these students, 100% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Marywood University. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,888 per year.

The child development program at Marywood University awarded 15 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Lake Erie College

Painesville, Ohio
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women

Lake Erie College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,986 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,006 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at LEC.

#6

Queens College

Queens, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in child development from QC. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#7

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in child development from CSU. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#7

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at GaSou. About 100% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Antioch University - New England

Keene, New Hampshire
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Antioch University - New England comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. The child development program at Antioch University - New England awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The child development program at San Francisco State University awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Paterson University of New Jersey is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,246 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,086 per year.

The child development program at William Paterson University of New Jersey awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,407 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,511 per year.

The child development program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of West Alabama. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at University of West Alabama. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

East Tennessee State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. 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.

The child development program at East Tennessee State University awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates 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 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Concordia University, Saint Paul. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,550 per year.

The child development program at Concordia University, Saint Paul awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Florida comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at UF.

#18

Antioch University - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Antioch University - Santa Barbara. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,820 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,103 per year.

The child development program at Antioch University - Santa Barbara awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#18

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

McNeese State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,147 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,703 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at McNeese.

#18

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Purdue University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The child development program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Development & Methodology 1,097
Teacher Education 819
Elementary Education 687
Secondary Education 296
Adult & Continuing Education 162

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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