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Early Childhood Education Schools in Massachusetts

965 students earned Child development degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Early Childhood Education is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 70 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Early Childhood Education Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 398
Master’s Degree 248
Associate’s Degree 211
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 56
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 51
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 51
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Early Childhood Education Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 9.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 20.4%
  • White: 54.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 9.7%
Early Childhood Education Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Early Childhood Education Grads in Massachusetts

19,380 people in the state and 555,680 in the nation are employed in jobs related to child development.

Early Childhood Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Early Childhood Education Jobs in Massachusetts

Child development grads earn an average of $39,180 in the state and $34,410 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Massachusetts that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Salem State. In their early career, Salem State grads earn an average salary of $36,200. The student loan default rate is 7.40% which is lower than average.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
931 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. An average student at Urban College of Boston will pay a net price of $11,949. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 58% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
3,152 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at AIC. This private institution charges an average net price of $21,848.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. In their early career, UMass Boston grads earn an average salary of $39,300. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,522 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,243. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. 100% of the teachers are full time. 93% of students get financical aid.

#8

Lesley University

Cambridge
52 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,289.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
2,234 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,462. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The student loan default rate of 8.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,580. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Early Childhood Education Careers in MA

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Kindergarten Teachers 11% $72,990
Preschool Teachers 2% $35,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Elementary Education 959
Secondary Education 256
Teacher Development & Methodology 236
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 199
Middle School Education & Teaching 74
Teacher Education 49

View all majors related to Early Childhood Education

View Nationwide Early Childhood Education Report

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