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2022 Best Colleges for Child Development

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1,766

Graduates Per Year

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$41K

Average Salary

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#158

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

1,766

71% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

79

59% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

157

Radiography

1,790

158

Child Development

1,766

159

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

1,761

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$22,125

31% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

318

Hispanic-American Studies

$22,136

319

Child Development

$22,125

320

Family Systems

$21,999

Salary

Low Salary

$30,072

22% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

309

Bible Studies

$30,074

310

Child Development

$30,072

311

Family Systems

$30,072

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

142

Game and Interactive Media Design

143

Child Development

144

Advertising

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.4/5

6.48% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

274

Fitness Administration

275

Child Development

276

Organizational Communication

SUMMARY

Going to school for Child Development is a valuable choice and frequently an obligatory first step for scholars aspiring to enter a career as a child life specialist, a child care teacher, or a child protective investigator. Interestingly, child development is a very rare degree being the 158th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 1,766 child development graduates. In-state tuition for child development at private schools is, on average, 3.1 times more spendy than their public peers.

With only 79 universities having programs for child development there might be a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other child development undergraduates, look at universities in California which have more students admitted to child development than any other state. More generally, the top region to major in child development is in the Far West region with Fresno Pacific University, Point Loma Nazarene University, and Ashford University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study child development is the Pacific West Conference with Fresno Pacific University representing the conference. From our extensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best school for child development is Vanderbilt University.

The best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There can be many more perspectives to weigh when selecting ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your choice of which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which child development college is home to the top campus, the winner is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for child development is University of Virginia-Main Campus. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Many of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Tufts University. Tufts University is the most expensive college for child development, at least for out of state attendance. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that might put the cost of Tufts University into perspective. You may also care to know that child development is the 319th most expensive program in the US, with an average bill of $22,100. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for child development nationally is Massachusetts with tuition and fees at the primary university, Tufts University, of $57,324. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for child development is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Goodwin College with a cost of $19,988, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Colby-Sawyer College with a cost of $42,388.

Our cheapest region for child development is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208. In better news, the most affordable school for child development is Ashford University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,700 for a degree in child development. That price increases significantly to a median of $22,600 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the school constituting the best value for child development: Vanderbilt University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value in general. That being said, this list is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for child development majors can vary, but two-years after graduation students will typically make in the neighborhood of $41,100. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can rake in up to $70,100. Right out of university, the minimum earning positions within the child development field make $23,900, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from child development graduated from Santa Clara University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of child development falls subpar, coming in the 31st percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for child development is Vanderbilt University and here you can find our general list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Child Development major ranks only within the 87th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 48th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 62%, of those studying child development. Additionally, 95% of undergraduates seeking a child development major are women.

The median ranking for child development professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% higher than the average across every major; this is a good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular child development professor in the country, consider looking up Alicia Mendiola from East Los Angeles College. It may be shocking, but the highest rated child development professors by student are found at Brigham Young University-Idaho. As we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the best instructors for child development is Vanderbilt University. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for child development is Vanderbilt University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you believe that looking at academics with a lens only built on superlatives can create issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more focused pages on different universities and peruse a couple of Authority's background pages on beneficial things to consider as your university search continues.

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Fresno Pacific University

#1 Best Colleges for Child Development

Fresno Pacific University is a small private institution located in Fresno, CA ranked 75th in California. It has a total of 3,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 66.08% of applicants. Fresno Pacific University offers 147 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 8th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,458 per year, Fresno Pacific University is somewhat moderately costly. 48.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $43,900 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

Fresno, CA

www.fresno.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

5,490

Students

#753

Ranking

$32,458

Tuition

Tufts University

#2 Best Colleges for Child Development

Tufts University is a large private university located in Medford, MA ranked 30th in the nation. It has a total of 6,134 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just above one in seven applicants. Tufts University offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology, Critical Theory and Analysis, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,324 per year, Tufts University is very pricey. 82.88% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $75,800 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Medford, MA

https://www.tufts.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

12,781

Students

#30

Ranking

$57,324

Tuition

Point Loma Nazarene University

#3 Best Colleges for Child Development

Point Loma Nazarene University is a small private institution located in San Diego, CA ranked 266th in the United States. It has a total of 3,449 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly south of 3/4ths of applicants. Point Loma Nazarene University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Office Management and Supervision, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,350 per year, Point Loma Nazarene University is quite costly. 68.99% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $50,900 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.pointloma.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

5,383

Students

#266

Ranking

$36,350

Tuition

Vanderbilt University

#4 Best Colleges for Child Development

Vanderbilt University is a large private university located in Nashville, TN ranked 17th in America. It has a total of 6,974 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.12% acceptance rate. Vanderbilt University offers 245 different majors and is best known for its Teacher Education and Professional Development, Secondary Education and Teaching, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,800 per year, Vanderbilt University is exceptionally high-priced. 86.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $69,000 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.vanderbilt.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

13,634

Students

#17

Ranking

$50,800

Tuition

University of La Verne

#5 Best Colleges for Child Development

University of La Verne is a mid-sized private university located in La Verne, CA ranked 53rd in California. It has a total of 6,057 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.82% acceptance rate. University of La Verne offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Leadership, Child Development, and Physical Education programs (nationally ranked 5th, 5th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,440 per year, University of La Verne is rather expensive. 50.43% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in around $49,200 per year, which is 18% above the national median.

La Verne, CA

www.laverne.edu/

B

Rating

55%

Acceptance

9,774

Students

#516

Ranking

$43,440

Tuition

University of Virginia-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Child Development

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Charlottesville, VA ranked 45th in the nation. It has a total of 18,983 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.94% acceptance rate. University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Systems Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,836 for in-state students and $47,257 for those from out-of-state, University of Virginia-Main Campus is very high-priced. 88.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,200 per year, which is 47% over the national median.

Charlottesville, VA

https://www.virginia.edu

A+

Rating

24%

Acceptance

28,593

Students

#45

Ranking

$47,257

Tuition

Whittier College

#7 Best Colleges for Child Development

Whittier College is a small private liberal arts college located in Whittier, CA ranked 38th in California. It has a total of 1,766 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.11% of applicants. Whittier College offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Social Sciences, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 25th, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,924 per year, Whittier College is exceptionally costly. 68.68% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $46,800 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Whittier, CA

www.whittier.edu

A-

Rating

57%

Acceptance

1,974

Students

#303

Ranking

$48,924

Tuition

Santa Clara University

#8 Best Colleges for Child Development

Santa Clara University is a mid-sized private institution located in Santa Clara, CA ranked 87th in America. It has a total of 5,797 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 48.82% of applicants. Santa Clara University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, Web Design, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,998 per year, Santa Clara University is very high-priced. 82.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $72,600 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Santa Clara, CA

www.scu.edu

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

9,423

Students

#87

Ranking

$52,998

Tuition

Michigan State University

#9 Best Colleges for Child Development

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Mills College

#10 Best Colleges for Child Development

Mills College is a small private liberal arts college located in Oakland, CA ranked 48th in California. It has a total of 820 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.85% of applicants. Mills College offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Ethnic Studies, Child Development, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 4th, 10th, and 36th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,340 per year, Mills College is reasonably high-priced. 69.79% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home more or less $39,900 per year, which is 4% under the national median.

Oakland, CA

https://www.mills.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

1,354

Students

#458

Ranking

$29,340

Tuition

College of the Ozarks

#11 Best Colleges for Child Development

College of the Ozarks is a small private institution located in Point Lookout, MO ranked 227th in America. It has a total of 1,845 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 10.26% acceptance rate. College of the Ozarks offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies, Ecology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,200 per year, College of the Ozarks is reasonably priced. 58.51% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $32,500 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Point Lookout, MO

www.cofo.edu

A-

Rating

10%

Acceptance

1,845

Students

#227

Ranking

$19,200

Tuition

West Virginia University

#12 Best Colleges for Child Development

West Virginia University is a very large public university located in Morgantown, WV ranked 1st in West Virginia. It has a total of 22,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.28% of applicants. West Virginia University offers 213 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Forestry programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,976 for students from West Virginia and $25,320 for those from out-of-state, West Virginia University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 48.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Morgantown, WV

www.wvu.edu

C+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

29,323

Students

#789

Ranking

$25,320

Tuition

Appalachian State University

#13 Best Colleges for Child Development

Appalachian State University is a large public institution located in Boone, NC ranked 14th in North Carolina. It has a total of 18,575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.81% of applicants. Appalachian State University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Environmental Control Technologies, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,242 for in-state students and $19,049 for those from out-of-state, Appalachian State University is moderately priced. 70.11% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $38,800 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Boone, NC

www.appstate.edu/

B-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

20,714

Students

#609

Ranking

$19,049

Tuition

Meredith College

#14 Best Colleges for Child Development

Meredith College is a small private institution located in Raleigh, NC ranked 12th in North Carolina. It has a total of 1,683 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.72% acceptance rate. Meredith College offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Human Sciences, Fashion Merchandising, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 9th, 12th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,520 per year, Meredith College is rather pricey. 60% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $39,500 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.meredith.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

2,048

Students

#591

Ranking

$38,520

Tuition

Howard University

#15 Best Colleges for Child Development

Howard University is a mid-sized historically black private university located in Washington, DC ranked 246th in the United States. It has a total of 6,507 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.08% acceptance rate. Howard University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Child Development, and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $24,966 per year, Howard University is reasonably costly. 54.02% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in around $49,200 per year, which is 18% over the national median.

Washington, DC

www.howard.edu

A-

Rating

36%

Acceptance

9,536

Students

#246

Ranking

$24,966

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#16 Best Colleges for Child Development

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

Harding University

#17 Best Colleges for Child Development

Harding University is a small private college located in Searcy, AR ranked 5th in Arkansas. It has a total of 4,323 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.34% acceptance rate. Harding University offers 129 different majors and is best known for its Middle School Education and Teaching, Bible Studies, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,010 per year, Harding University is moderately priced. 52.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $40,900 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Searcy, AR

www.harding.edu

B-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

5,717

Students

#547

Ranking

$20,010

Tuition

University of North Texas at Dallas

#18 Best Colleges for Child Development

University of North Texas at Dallas is a small public university located in Dallas, TX ranked 27th in Texas. It has a total of 3,560 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.82% of applicants. University of North Texas at Dallas offers 28 different majors and is best known for its Child Development, Organizational Behavior Studies, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 18th, 19th, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,840 for in-state students and $20,511 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas at Dallas is somewhat moderately expensive. After graduation, alumni go on to generate more or less $45,000 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Dallas, TX

untdallas.edu

C+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

4,512

Students

#688

Ranking

$20,511

Tuition

Olivet Nazarene University

#19 Best Colleges for Child Development

Olivet Nazarene University is a small private institution located in Bourbonnais, IL ranked 27th in Illinois. It has a total of 3,710 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.76% acceptance rate. Olivet Nazarene University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Religious Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,080 per year, Olivet Nazarene University is reasonably high-priced. 62.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home approximately $40,400 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Bourbonnais, IL

www.olivet.edu

B-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

5,743

Students

#627

Ranking

$36,080

Tuition

Kansas State University

#20 Best Colleges for Child Development

Kansas State University is a very large public university located in Manhattan, KS ranked 7th in Kansas. It has a total of 19,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.37% of applicants. Kansas State University offers 283 different majors and is best known for its Secondary Education and Teaching, Horticultural Science, and Natural Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,375 for in-state students and $25,251 for those from out-of-state, Kansas State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.95% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make approximately $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Manhattan, KS

www.k-state.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

24,546

Students

#731

Ranking

$25,251

Tuition

East Carolina University

#21 Best Colleges for Child Development

East Carolina University is a very large public university located in Greenville, NC ranked 16th in North Carolina. It has a total of 25,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.72% of applicants. East Carolina University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Production Technologies, Accounting and Business Management, and Home Economics Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,452 for students from North Carolina and $20,729 for those from out-of-state, East Carolina University is somewhat moderately pricey. 61.11% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $40,500 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Greenville, NC

www.ecu.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

32,028

Students

#783

Ranking

$20,729

Tuition

Texas Woman's University

#22 Best Colleges for Child Development

Texas Woman's University is a large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 71st in Texas. It has a total of 12,255 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.23% of applicants. Texas Woman's University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Medical Informatics, Child Development, and Health and Wellness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 22nd, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,430 for students from Texas and $15,559 for those from out-of-state, Texas Woman's University is moderately priced. 51.55% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $44,700 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

Denton, TX

www.twu.edu

C

Rating

93%

Acceptance

19,075

Students

#1441

Ranking

$15,559

Tuition

Central Michigan University

#23 Best Colleges for Child Development

Central Michigan University is a large public university located in Mount Pleasant, MI ranked 19th in Michigan. It has a total of 17,975 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.51% acceptance rate. Central Michigan University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Family Systems, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,510 for in-state students and $23,670 for those from out-of-state, Central Michigan University is reasonably costly. 56.42% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to generate around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Mount Pleasant, MI

https://www.cmich.edu

C+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

24,917

Students

#879

Ranking

$23,670

Tuition

Western Oregon University

#25 Best Colleges for Child Development

Western Oregon University is a small public college located in Monmouth, OR ranked 25th in Oregon. It has a total of 5,068 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.59% of applicants. Western Oregon University offers 216 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language, Gerontology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 10th, 14th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $25,830 for those from out-of-state, Western Oregon University is reasonably expensive. 40.33% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $39,700 per year, which is 4% below the national median.

Monmouth, OR

www.wou.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

5,770

Students

#1616

Ranking

$25,830

Tuition