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2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

There are about 137,262 students enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Teaching in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

31,230

Vs. National Avg.

98%

popularity Rank

#44

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$18K

Vs. National Avg.

-24%

cost Rank

#344

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$36K

Vs. National Avg.

-10%

salary Rank

#353

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-9%

professors Rank

#363

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

students Rank

#344

SUMMARY

Going to school for Early Childhood Education and Teaching is a valuable choice and naturally an obligatory first step for undergraduates aspiring to begin a career as an after school teacher, an elementary school counselor, or a day care principal. In fact, early childhood education and teaching is fairly popular coming in at the 38th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 12,806 early childhood education and teaching degrees conferred. In-state tuition for early childhood education and teaching at private institutions is, on average, 3.2 times more expensive than their public peers.

There are 550 colleges which offer early childhood education and teaching. This number of schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other early childhood education and teaching undergraduates, consider universities in California which have the most students admitted to early childhood education and teaching annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in early childhood education and teaching is in the Far West region with California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Sacramento, and Ashford University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in early childhood education and teaching is the Big West Conference with California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State University-Fullerton, and California State University-Northridge representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best university for early childhood education and teaching is New York University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively best school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There can be lots of factors to consider when choosing college. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely affect your feelings on where to go to college. At authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which early childhood education and teaching university has the top campus, the answer is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for early childhood education and teaching is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Curious why? Continue scrolling to discover more about Authority's top selections. Some of our decisions might surprise you.

If price is a primary factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might consider avoiding Bucknell University. Bucknell University&nbspis the most expensive college for early childhood education and teaching, at least for out of state attendance. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the cost at Bucknell University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that early childhood education and teaching is the 165th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $32,700. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for early childhood education and teaching nationally is Delaware with expenses at the primary college, University of Delaware, of $34,160. Even more broadly, the most costly region for early childhood education and teaching is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with New York University with a cost of $50,684, Bucknell University with a cost of $57,882, and Susquehanna University with a cost of $48,560.

Our cheapest region for early childhood education and teaching is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Aspen University with a cost of $3,600. In better news, the most affordable university for early childhood education and teaching is Pacific Oaks College. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $9,300 for a degree in early childhood education and teaching. The cost swells by a lot to an average of $20,100 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the college constituting the best value for early childhood education and teaching: Bucknell University. Here you will see our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for early childhood education and teaching majors vary a lot, but within two years graduation graduates will regularly make in the neighborhood of $37,900. While there is much variation in earnings; top earners can make up to $70,800. Right out of university, the lowest earning jobs within the early childhood education and teaching space make $21,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from early childhood education and teaching have come from Bucknell University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of early childhood education and teaching is below average, arriving within the 46th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for early childhood education and teaching is New York University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Early Childhood Education and Teaching major sits only within the 66th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 67th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 53%, of those majoring in early childhood education and teaching. Additionally, 97% of students seeking an early childhood education and teaching degree are women.

The median ranking of early childhood education and teaching professors is 4.05 stars, a score which is 1% higher than the median score for every major; this is a good score. If you are looking for the most popular early childhood education and teaching instructor in the nation, take a look at Scott Deogburn from Berklee College of Music. It might surprise you, but the best ranked professors for early childhood education and teaching by student are found at Berklee College of Music. If we consider data beyond simply rankings we find that the college with comprehensively the best instructors for early childhood education and teaching is New York University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for early childhood education and teaching is Pacific Oaks College. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at the higher education world with context primarily shaped by superlatives can cause problems. We hope you explore our other pages on different schools and explore a couple of our background 'blog posts' on beneficial things to consider as you progress with your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | www.bucknell.edu/

38%

Acceptance

3,868

Students

#56

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK | https://utulsa.edu/

69%

Acceptance

4,546

Students

#248

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL | https://www.uab.edu/

81%

Acceptance

25,843

Students

#613

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Florida International University

Miami, FL | www.fiu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

73,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Early Childhood Education and Teaching

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

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