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2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

There are about 3,250 students enrolled in Developmental and Child Psychology in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,298

Vs. National Avg.

-92%

popularity Rank

#263

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$32K

Vs. National Avg.

33%

cost Rank

#104

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$47K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

salary Rank

#100

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

15%

professors Rank

#108

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

13%

students Rank

#54

SUMMARY

Majoring in Developmental and Child Psychology is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a requisite first step for scholars trying to begin a career as a child psychologist, an animal-assisted therapist, or a school counselor. In fact, developmental and child psychology is a very rare degree coming in at the 266th most popular area of study. Last academic year alone, there were 570 developmental and child psychology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for developmental and child psychology at private universities is, on average, 3.8 times more expensive than their public equivalents.

With only 35 institutions offering developmental and child psychology you may have a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other developmental and child psychology undergrads, consider colleges in Minnesota which have more undergraduates admitted to developmental and child psychology than any other state. less precisely, the top region to get a degree in developmental and child psychology is in the Far West region with University of California-San Diego, Mount Saint Mary's University, and Eastern Washington University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in developmental and child psychology is the Big Ten Conference with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities representing the conference. Based on our extensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best college for developmental and child psychology is Vanderbilt University.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There can be tons more perspectives to think about when selecting college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might sway your decision of where to go to school. Here at authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which developmental and child psychology school has the superior campus, the answer is University of California-San Diego. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which university has the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand our choice for the school with the best student life for developmental and child psychology is Vanderbilt University. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Many of our picks might surprise you.

If price is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University&nbspis our most expensive university for developmental and child psychology, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the cost of Vanderbilt University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you could want to know that developmental and child psychology is the 155th most expensive program in the nation, with an average cost of $33,200. On a broader scale, the most costly state for developmental and child psychology in the nation is Florida demonstrated by a tuition of $45,452 at the main school in the state Eckerd College. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for developmental and child psychology is the Southwest region which is best demonstrated with East Texas Baptist University with a cost of $26,100, The University of Texas at Dallas with a cost of $38,168, and Texas Christian University with a cost of $49,160.

Our cheapest region for developmental and child psychology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Metropolitan State University of Denver with a cost of $20,009. In better news, the most affordable college for developmental and child psychology is Metropolitan State University. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $10,100 for a degree in developmental and child psychology. That cost grows dramatically to a median of $27,300 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university constituting the best value for developmental and child psychology: Vanderbilt University. Here you will see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. That being said, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for developmental and child psychology students vary widely, but within two-years of graduation students will often earn in the neighborhood of $48,000. There can be a lot of variation in pay; top positions can rake in up to $85,000. Even right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the developmental and child psychology field make $27,100, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for developmental and child psychology attended Vanderbilt University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of developmental and child psychology ranks below average, falling in the 43rd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for developmental and child psychology is Vanderbilt University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Developmental and Child Psychology major is only within the 79th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 56th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 60% of students studying developmental and child psychology. Additionally, 90% of undergrads pursuing a developmental and child psychology major are women.

The median rating of developmental and child psychology's professors is 4.5 stars, which is 13% higher than the median for every major; this is a fairly good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular developmental and child psychology instructor nationally, take a look at John Wallace from Columbus State Community College. This may be shocking, but the top rated developmental and child psychology professors according to students come from Columbus State Community College. If we including data other than just rankings we find that the college with comprehensively the best professors for developmental and child psychology is University of California-San Diego. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for developmental and child psychology is Vanderbilt University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering college through a lens primarily shaped by superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our other pages on different schools and peruse a few of our helpful background 'blog posts' on important details to look for as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS | https://ku.edu/

91%

Acceptance

30,983

Students

#535

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN | www.metrostate.edu/

62%

Acceptance

10,212

Students

#1018

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX | www.utdallas.edu/

79%

Acceptance

32,043

Students

#233

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Washington State University

Pullman, WA | wsu.edu/

80%

Acceptance

35,394

Students

#513

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI | https://www.udmercy.edu/

79%

Acceptance

5,574

Students

#514

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY | www.binghamton.edu/

43%

Acceptance

19,660

Students

#151

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA | https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/

77%

Acceptance

4,169

Students

#424

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, MS | www.colin.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,178

Students

#3053

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.msmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

3,332

Students

#1135

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Utica College

Utica, NY | https://www.utica.edu/

86%

Acceptance

6,916

Students

#1260

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA | wwu.edu/

94%

Acceptance

17,883

Students

#765

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, MA | www.baypath.edu/

78%

Acceptance

4,626

Students

#1791

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Bennington College

Bennington, VT | www.bennington.edu/

60%

Acceptance

901

Students

#230

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

B

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Maryville College

Maryville, TN | www.maryvillecollege.edu/

62%

Acceptance

1,197

Students

#792

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA | www.hampshire.edu/

59%

Acceptance

774

Students

#507

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL | https://www.eckerd.edu/

69%

Acceptance

2,075

Students

#565

Ranking

$48K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Athens, TN | www.tnwesleyan.edu/

61%

Acceptance

1,233

Students

#1167

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI | www.cornerstone.edu/

87%

Acceptance

2,745

Students

#2303

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Developmental and Child Psychology

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA | https://www.morningside.edu/

69%

Acceptance

3,501

Students

#721

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

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