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2021 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Oregon

General Psychology is a popular major and Oregon is the 27th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,484 of the 130,357 General Psychology degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Oregon. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Oregon ranking analyzed 13 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 Oregon.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Oregon 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 take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host 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 schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A general psychology bachelors degree from a school in Oregon helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $27,285 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 Oregon.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Oregon

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

Top 10 Best Psychology Colleges in Oregon

#1

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

It's hard to beat University of Oregon if you want to study general psychology. Located in the city Eugene, UO is a public school with a very large student population.

Grads of the psychology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $27,400.

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#2

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a General Psychology major. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

General Psychology students from University of Portland get a earnings boost of about $3,615 over the average earnings of general psychology graduates.

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Any student who is interested in general psychology has to check out Willamette University. Willamette is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Salem.

General Psychology graduates from Willamette University get a earnings boost of about $2,715 above the typical income of general psychology graduates.

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#4

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

Lewis & Clark College is a good option for individuals pursuing a General Psychology major. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland.

Graduates of the psychology program make about $24,500 in the first couple years of their career.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Located in the city Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

After graduating, psychology students generally make around $28,600 in the first five years of their career.

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#6

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Newberg.

George Fox University general psychology graduates make $2,115 more than the average psychology graduate.

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Located in the large city Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from the psychology program make about $28,100 for their early career.

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Linfield is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of McMinnville.

Graduates of the psychology program earn around $20,100 for their early career.

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Corban University

Salem, OR

Corban is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Salem.

Grads of the psychology program report average early career wages of $22,700.

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#10

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

Located in the town Monmouth, Western Oregon State College is a public college with a small student population.

Graduates of the psychology program report average early career earnings of $29,100.

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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
Nevada 190 792
Hawaii 162 382
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 375
Child Development & Psychology 5

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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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