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2023 Child Development Cost

There are about 20,612 students enrolled in Child Development in the USA.

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Child development is the 319th most expensive degree in the nation, with a median cost of $22,125 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #320, Family Systems, with a median cost of $21,999).

New England has the most expensive colleges with excellent child development programs predominantly led by Goodwin College with an annual cost of $19,998. The most expensive state for child development is Massachusetts led by Tufts University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 67.86% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 25.37% less than your average private school. So be sure to look into public shools in your state sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for child development is Tufts University, which is the 13th most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Idaho. It costs just $4,208 per year, and it is ranked 28th for its child development program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, Ashford University  is probably for you, ranked #24 with an in-state cost of just $11,640. Another more affordable choice would be #22, Texas Woman's University in Denton County, TX with a cost of $5,430 for in-state students and $15,559 for out-of-state students.

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