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2021 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Nevada

General Psychology is a popular major and Nevada is the 39th most popular state for students studying this major. 792 of the 130,357 General Psychology degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Nevada. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Nevada ranking analyzed 3 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 Nevada.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Nevada 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection 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. A general psychology bachelors degree from a school in Nevada helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $27,967 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for General Psychology students in Nevada.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Nevada

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

Best Psychology Colleges in Nevada

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a wonderful decision for individuals pursuing a General Psychology major. UNLV is a fairly large public school located in the city of Las Vegas.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career earnings of $28,200.

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It's difficult to beat University of Nevada - Reno if you want to pursue general psychology as a major. UNR is a fairly large public school located in the city of Reno.

Soon after graduation, psychology students generally make an average of $27,900 in the first five years of their career.

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Nevada State College

Henderson, NV

Nevada State College is among your top options if you want to study general psychology. Located in the rural area Henderson, NSC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

After graduating, psychology students generally make an average of $27,800 in the first five years of their career.

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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
Hawaii 162 382
Alaska 120 94

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 25

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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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