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2021 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Washington

General Psychology is a popular major and Washington is the 23rd most popular state for students studying this major. 1,736 of the 130,357 General Psychology degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Washington. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Washington 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 Washington.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Washington 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

General Psychology graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent general psychology graduates from Washington colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,735 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 schools for General Psychology students in Washington.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Washington

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study general psychology.

Top 10 Best Psychology Colleges in Washington

#1

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University is among your top options if you want to study general psychology. Located in the city Seattle, Seattle U is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Soon after graduating, psychology students usually earn around $30,400 in the first five years of their career.

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Washington State University is among your top options if you want to study general psychology. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the distant town of Pullman.

Graduates of the psychology program report average early career income of $31,100.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University is one of the best schools in the country for general psychology. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane.

Graduates of the psychology program earn about $29,400 for their early career.

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University of Puget Sound is a good choice for individuals pursuing a General Psychology major. Puget Sound is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tacoma.

Soon after graduation, psychology students generally earn an average of $29,800 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the large city Seattle, SPU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, psychology students generally earn around $29,500 at the beginning of their careers.

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Located in the suburb Tacoma, PLU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Graduates of the psychology program earn about $29,900 for their early career.

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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Tacoma.

Graduates from the general psychology degree program at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus make $3,000 above the average college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the city Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population.

Graduates of the psychology program make about $28,600 for their early career.

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Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Located in the suburb Spokane, Whitworth is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After graduation, psychology students typically make about $25,200 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the small city Lacey, Saint Martin's is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Soon after graduation, psychology students usually make about $30,200 in their early 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
Oregon 252 1,484
Nevada 190 792
Hawaii 162 382
Alaska 120 94

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

Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 638
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 450
Other Psychology 8

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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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