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2021 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Hawaii

General Psychology is a popular major and Hawaii is the 44th most popular state for students studying this major. 382 of the 130,357 General Psychology diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Hawaii. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Hawaii ranking analyzed 5 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 Hawaii.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Hawaii 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 take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different 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. A general psychology bachelors degree from a college in Hawaii helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $26,417 a couple years later.

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 schools for General Psychology students in Hawaii.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Hawaii

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

Best Psychology Colleges in Hawaii

Any student who is interested in general psychology has to look into University of Hawaii at Manoa. UHM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Honolulu.

Students who graduate from the psychology program make an average of $27,000 in the first couple years of working.

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Chaminade University of Honolulu is one of the finest schools in the country for general psychology. Chaminade University of Honolulu is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Honolulu.

Graduates of the psychology program state that they receive average early career wages of $26,700.

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Every student pursuing a degree in general psychology needs to take a look at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. BYU - H is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Laie.

Students who graduate from the psychology program make an average of $26,300 for their early career.

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Any student who is interested in general psychology has to take a look at University of Hawaii at Hilo. UHH is a small public school located in the remote town of Hilo.

Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career income of $22,500.

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Hawaii Pacific University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Honolulu.

Hawaii Pacific University general psychology graduates receive $2,780 more than the average psychology student.

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Best General Psychology Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best General Psychology Colleges 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
Alaska 120 94

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 84
Child Development & Psychology 1

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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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