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2023 Early Childhood Education and Teaching Students

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

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College often can be an extremely revelatory period of one's life; it is an occasion for individual growth and development. Students continue to ascertain who they are as people and cultivate many of the imperative skills to become a halcyon adult. But growth is more than sitting in the classroom - the campus dialogue, the wild anecdote received from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different interpretation of the situation. Therefore, a diverse univeristy experience vastly enhances what one gains from the time at university.

Early Childhood Education and Teaching is a more ethnically diverse major than average*. 53% of America's Early Childhood Education and Teaching majors are white students, followed by latino students (28%), asian students (8%), and students of other races**(7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is New York University located in New York, NY.

In addition, Early Childhood Education and Teaching is the the 3rd most female dominated focus, with female students out numbering male students by more than a 32 to 1 ratio. University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is income diversity. Early Childhood Education and Teaching is more socioeconomically diverse than 66% of subjects. 28% of its students come from families making over $110,000 per year, 16% are from middle income homes, and 26% grew up in households bringing in less than $30,000 a year. Oklahoma City University has the most financially diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Early Childhood Education and Teaching. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 8%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 28%

  • White: 53%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 3%

  • Female: 97%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 71%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 4%

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