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Early Childhood Education Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,635 students earned their Child development degrees in PA.

As a degree choice, Early Childhood Education is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Early Childhood Education Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,197
Associate’s Degree 261
Master’s Degree 143
Post-Master’s Certificate 15
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 15
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 14
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 5
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 5

Gender Distribution

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

Early Childhood Education Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 6.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 83.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Early Childhood Education Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Early Childhood Education Grads in Pennsylvania

16,830 people in the state and 555,680 in the nation are employed in jobs related to child development.

Early Childhood Education Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Early Childhood Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a child development grad in the state is $29,250, compared to a typical salary of $34,410 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 72 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer child development degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

234 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,101. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. 79% of students get financical aid.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
4,834 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 9.40% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $26,000 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 79%.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
7,746 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $21,923.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,147. In their early career, HACC grads earn an average salary of $28,800. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,290 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 88%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
8,909 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average.

#7

Eastern University

Saint Davids
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,256 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average.

#7

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
58 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,274 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years. In their early career, Duquesne grads earn an average salary of $48,700. This private institution charges an average net price of $29,622.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,314 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Delaware County Community College will pay a net price of $10,931. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,500 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

Early Childhood Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers child development majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Preschool Teachers 7% $27,450
Kindergarten Teachers 6% $60,220

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Elementary Education 744
Secondary Education 538
Teacher Education 387
Middle School Education & Teaching 261
Teacher Development & Methodology 113
Adult & Continuing Education 107
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 41
Montessori Teacher Education 2

View all majors related to Early Childhood Education

View Nationwide Early Childhood Education Report

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