Best graduate schools for early childhood education in Massachusetts

This rewarding discipline focuses on the development and education of children from birth to age 8. A graduate-level curriculum in early childhood education focuses on in-depth development, research, and policy advocacy. Check out the best early childhood education programs below and the methodology behind how we ranked them. 

Our master’s in early childhood education rankings cover 115 of the 147 universities available, accounting for 93% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Massachusetts | #4 in Early childhood education nationally

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $51,920

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,357

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $15,386

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Massachusetts | #8 in Early childhood education nationally

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $57,183

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $18,620

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,468

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.36

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Massachusetts | #11 in Early childhood education nationally

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.28

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,145

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,582

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.39

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Massachusetts | #14 in Early childhood education nationally

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $52,237

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,674

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $21,534

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Massachusetts | #35 in Early childhood education nationally

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,292

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,729

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $22,026

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.49

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Massachusetts | #52 in Early childhood education nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.49

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $52,360

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,797

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,720

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Massachusetts | #68 in Early childhood education nationally

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.58

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $49,494

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,931

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,874

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.75

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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