Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

General Psychology

Find Schools Near

2020 Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alabama

General Psychology is a popular major and Alabama is the 28th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,439 of the 131,061 General Psychology diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Alabama. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alabama ranking analyzed 15 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general psychology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 2 schools for General Psychology students in Alabama.

Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best Colleges for General Psychology in Alabama Your choice of general psychology school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A general psychology degree from schools on this list usually translates into above average salaries after graduation. Recent general psychology graduates from Alabama colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,473 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 Alabama.

Best Schools to Study General Psychology in Alabama

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

Top 10 Best Psychology Colleges in Alabama

#1

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama is among your top options if you're planning on studying general psychology. Located in the midsize city Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, UA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in general psychology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the psychology program report average early career wages of $24,700.

More…

Request Information
#2

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

It is hard to beat Auburn University if you wish to pursue general psychology as a major. Located in the small city Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Auburn also offers 2 different higher degree levels in general psychology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After getting their bachelor's degree, psychology students generally earn about $24,400 in their early careers.

More…

Request Information
#3

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University is among your top options if you want to study general psychology. Located in the suburb Birmingham, Samford is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.More…

Request Information

It is difficult to beat University of Alabama at Birmingham if you want to pursue general psychology as a major. Located in the medium-sized city Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, UAB also offers 2 different higher degree levels in general psychology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). After graduating, psychology students generally earn around $26,100 in their early careers.

More…

Request Information
#5

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, AL

BSC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham.More…

Request Information

UAH is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Huntsville.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UAH offers a Master's Degree in general psychology.

More…

Request Information
#7

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo is a small public school located in the large suburb of Montevallo.

Graduates of the psychology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $23,800.

More…

Request Information

USA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mobile.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, USA offers a Master's Degree in general psychology. Grads of the psychology program report average early career earnings of $25,000.

More…

Request Information
#9

Troy University

Troy, AL

TROY is a large public school located in the town of Troy.

Troy University general psychology students make $2,500 more than the typical psychology grad.

More…

Request Information
#10

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

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

Graduates of the psychology program make an average of $21,700 in the first couple years of their career.

More…

Request Information

Best General Psychology Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 3,142
Florida 291 7,009
Virginia 289 4,877
North Carolina 286 3,745
Tennessee 266 2,031
Kentucky 257 1,273
South Carolina 254 1,250
Louisiana 254 1,383
Arkansas 249 877
Mississippi 239 964
West Virginia 222 992

One of 3 majors within the Psychology area of study, General Psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 29,110
Child Development & Psychology 11,968
Other Psychology 3,118

View All Psychology Related Majors >

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.

Featured Psychology Schools

Find Schools Near You