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2021 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alaska

General Psychology is a popular major and Alaska is the 52nd most popular state for students studying this major. 94 of the 130,357 General Psychology diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Alaska. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alaska ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general psychology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for General Psychology students in Alaska.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alaska The psychology program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality psychology program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

General Psychology graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent general psychology graduates from Alaska schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $32,050 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on General Psychology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other general psychology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general psychology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Psychology students in Alaska.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Alaska

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a General Psychology degree.

Best Psychology Colleges in Alaska

It is hard to beat University of Alaska Anchorage if you wish to study general psychology. UAA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

Graduates of the psychology program state that they receive average early career wages of $37,600.


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University of Alaska Fairbanks is a good option for individuals pursuing a General Psychology major. UAF is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Fairbanks.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, psychology students typically make around $26,500 at the beginning of their careers.


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Best General Psychology Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best General Psychology Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 24,691
Washington 293 1,736
Oregon 252 1,484
Nevada 190 792
Hawaii 162 382

General Psychology is one of 3 different types of Psychology programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 22

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to BruceBlaus. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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