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2024 Best General Psychology Schools in Tennessee

23 Colleges in Tennessee
1,755 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$28,109 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in general psychology, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #4 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 23 schools in Tennessee to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of general psychology. Combined, these schools handed out 1,755 degrees in general psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great General Psychology School

Best General Psychology Schools in Tennessee The psychology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for General Psychology rankings. For our Best Overall General Psychology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

General Psychology Rankings by Degree Level

Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology
Master's Degrees in Psychology
Doctor's Degrees in Psychology

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best General Psychology Schools in Tennessee ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for General Psychology in Tennessee

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the psychology degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Tennessee Schools in Psychology

1
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
122 Psychology Degrees Awarded
13.9% Growth in Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in general psychology has to check out Vanderbilt University. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were approximately 122 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year. After graduation, psychology degree recipients typically make about $28,292 at the beginning of their careers.

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2
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
44 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$31,230 Median Starting Salary

Sewanee - The University of the South is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in general psychology. Located in the rural area of Sewanee, Sewanee is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #207 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Sewanee is a great university overall.

There were roughly 44 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Sewanee in the most recent year we have data available. Those general psychology students who get their degree from Sewanee - The University of the South earn $3,121 more than the average psychology grad.

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3
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
221 Psychology Degrees Awarded
9.5% Growth in Graduates

It's difficult to beat University of Memphis if you want to pursue a degree in general psychology. Located in the city of Memphis, UofM is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #748 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UofM is a great university overall.

There were about 221 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at UofM in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program earn an average of $25,026 in their early career salary.

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Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$28,795 Median Starting Salary

It's hard to beat Lipscomb University if you wish to pursue a degree in general psychology. Located in the large city of Nashville, Lipscomb is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #577 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Lipscomb is a great university overall.

There were approximately 42 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Lipscomb in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program earn around $28,795 in the first couple years of working.

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5
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
244 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$38,953 Median Starting Salary

Located in the medium-sized city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #866 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Middle Tennessee State University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 244 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Middle Tennessee State University in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the general psychology major at Middle Tennessee State University make $10,844 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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6
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
170 Psychology Degrees Awarded
4.1% Growth in Graduates

ETSU is a large public university located in the small city of Johnson City. A Best Colleges rank of #851 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means ETSU is a great university overall.

There were about 170 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at ETSU in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the psychology program report average early career wages of $22,772.

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Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 Psychology Degrees Awarded
12.1% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Memphis, Rhodes College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #637 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Rhodes College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 33 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Rhodes College in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the psychology program earn an average of $23,132 for their early career.

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8
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
211 Psychology Degrees Awarded
11.4% Growth in Graduates

UT Chattanooga is a large public university located in the midsize city of Chattanooga. This university ranks 16th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were roughly 211 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at UT Chattanooga in the most recent year we have data available. Those general psychology students who get their degree from The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga earn $5,057 more than the typical psychology graduate.

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9
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
77 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$30,184 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city of Nashville, Tennessee State University is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 28th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were roughly 77 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Tennessee State University in the most recent year we have data available. Those general psychology students who get their degree from Tennessee State University earn $2,075 more than the standard psychology student.

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Belmont University
Nashville, TN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
39 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$28,781 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city of Nashville, Belmont is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #206 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Belmont is a great university overall.

There were about 39 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Belmont in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program make about $28,781 in the first couple years of their career.

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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.

StateCollegesDegrees Awarded
Georgia2873,544
Florida2828,065
North Carolina2793,411
Virginia2745,412
South Carolina2481,372
Kentucky2441,417
Louisiana2421,601
Mississippi2341,069
Arkansas234981
Alabama2331,571
West Virginia207924

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General Psychology is one of 24 different types of Psychology programs to choose from.

Psychology Focus Areas

MajorAnnual Graduates
General Psychology1,755

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Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Child Development & Psychology444
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology330
Other Psychology5

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