Massachusetts contains eight schools that offer child development programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking child development school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 child development schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boston University comes out as the most expensive ($28,548/yr), with Massasoit Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,610/yr.
Child Development students from Massachusetts schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Massachusetts alone, there are 13,790 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $32,120. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $46,200/yr and there are 7,220 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from child development, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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