Adult Development & Aging

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

473

declining 5.59%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,276

growing 5.39%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$25,930

declining 11.2%

Average Wage

$51,719

declining 3.36%

People in Workforce

407,221

growing 7.25%

Average Employee Age

42.2

declining 1.33%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Adult Development & Aging degree recipients are Tempe, AZ, Big Rapids, MI, and New York, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Adult Development & Aging degree recipients are Danvers, MA, Big Rapids, MI, and Paterson, NJ. The most common degree awarded to students studying Adult Development & Aging is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Adult Development & Aging and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in Adult Development & Aging in the US, but CUNY Hostos Community College and North Shore Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Adult Development & Aging.

Tuition costs for Adult Development & Aging majors are, on average, $7,276 for in-state public colleges, and $25,930 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Adult Development & Aging programs are Public, 2-year institutions (36 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (203 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Adult Development & Aging

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Adult Development & Aging, is Public, 2-year (203 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,276

Median In-State Public

$25,930

Median Out of State Private

University of Phoenix-Arizona has the most Adult Development & Aging degree recipients, with 107 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Adult Development & Aging programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, CUNY Hostos Community College and North Shore Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Adult Development & Aging, with 1.98% and 1.74%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Adult Development & Aging

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Human Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Human Sciences majors is $51,719 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Preschool & kindergarten teachers, and Social workers, all other.

The industry that employs the most Human Sciences majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$51,719

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,784

3.36%

1 Year Growth

± 5.66%

The average salary for Human Sciences majors is $51,719 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Preschool & kindergarten teachers, and Social workers, all other.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Human Sciences majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Human Sciences majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Preschool & kindergarten teachers, and Social workers, all other.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Human Sciences majors working as Dietitians & nutritionists, Marriage and family therapists, and Child, family, and school social workers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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407,221

2018 Workforce

± 15,646

7.25%

1 Year Growth

± 5.16%

The number of Human Sciences graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.25%, from 379,676 in 2017 to 407,221 in 2018.

The largest single share of Human Sciences graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (13.6%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Human Sciences by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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407,221

2018 Workforce

± 15,646

7.25%

1 Year Growth

± 5.16%

The number of Human Sciences graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.25%, from 379,676 in 2017 to 407,221 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Human Sciences graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Child day care services. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Human Sciences.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Human Sciences majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Human Sciences in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Human Sciences is 42.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Human Sciences degrees, and White students earn the majority (204) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Adult Development & Aging is from the 2 Digit Course Human Sciences.

42.2

Average Age in 2018

± 0.524 Years

1.33%

1 Year Change

± 1.79%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Human Sciences. The most common ages of employees with this major are 25 and 26 years old, which represent 3.91% and 3.26% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Adult Development & Aging are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Human Sciences are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (89%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    204 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    101 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Adult Development & Aging for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    6 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Female

    1 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Adult Development & Aging. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Adult Development & Aging is from the 2 Digit Course Human Sciences.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    5,205 degree recipients

  2. India

    4,252 degree recipients

  3. Philippines

    3,326 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Kenya

    4.78 times more than expected

  2. Taiwan

    3.9 times more than expected

  3. England

    3.62 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Kenya that hold Human Sciences degrees (4.78 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (5,205 degree recipients).

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