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1,990 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An undergraduate certificate in child development is offered at 218 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 50% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.1% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child development Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,990 undergraduate certificates were awarded to child development majors. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for child development majors with their undergraduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for child development majors who have their undergraduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in child development. About 97.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 54
Women 1,936
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Child development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 459
Hispanic or Latino 343
White 916
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 177
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child development Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 218 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
233 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 233 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

90 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Rasmussen University - Florida. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The child development program at Rasmussen University - Florida awarded 90 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#3

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
55 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Santa Fe Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from SFCC. About 100% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Urban College of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
49 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Urban College of Boston comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Urban College of Boston. Of these students, 94% were women and 98% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
45 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in child development. The child development program at South Georgia Technical College awarded 45 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

44 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

The child development program at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global awarded 44 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
42 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Albany Technical College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Albany Technical College. Of these students, 95% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
40 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from FRCC. About 100% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
37 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in child development. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 undergraduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at CGTC. Of these students, 97% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 undergraduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at Southern Crescent Technical College. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
34 Yearly Graduations
94% Women

Atlanta Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Atlanta Technical College awarded 34 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

33 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in child development. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Of these students, 94% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
32 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pikes Peak Community College. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 undergraduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at PPCC. Of these students, 97% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Pitt Community College

Winterville, North Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pitt Community College. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Pitt Community College awarded 30 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
30 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at GTC. About 97% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from NWTC. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#16

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rasmussen University - Minnesota comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Rasmussen University - Minnesota. Of these students, 100% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
28 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Regional Technical College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in child development. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 undergraduate certificates were handed out to child development majors at Southwest Georgia Technical College. Of these students, 96% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
26 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pueblo Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in child development. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their undergraduate certificate in child development from Pueblo Community College. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#19

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
26 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in child development. The child development program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College awarded 26 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Elementary Education 302
Secondary Education 301
Teacher Development & Methodology 173
Teacher Education 76
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 38

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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