Washington contains five schools that offer child development programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking child development school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 child development schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Peninsula College as the lowest recorded at only $8,236/yr.
Child Development students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 6,540 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $28,660. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $42,200/yr and there are 2,630 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from child development, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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