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2021 Best Value Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia

5 Colleges
542 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,858 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Psychology School for You

Best Value Colleges for Psychology in District of ColumbiaIn 2018-2019, psychology students earned 542 bachelor's degrees from a District of Columbia school, making the subject the 5th in the state. This means that of the 123,980 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.4% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in psychology. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those psychology schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Psychology Schools in District of Columbia

Check out the psychology programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Psychology Schools in District of Columbia

#1

Howard University

Washington, DC

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Howard University. Howard is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. Howard not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia list.

It takes the average student at Howard about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,736. This means that the average student pays around $106,365 to get a bachelor’s degree from Howard. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Catholic University of America as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. CUA not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CUA is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $43,559. This means that the average student pays around $179,463 to get a bachelor’s degree from CUA. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize Georgetown University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Georgetown did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia list.

It takes the average student at Georgetown about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $36,120 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $146,647 to get a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Trinity Washington University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, Trinity College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Trinity College has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia ranking.

The average student at Trinity College graduates in less than 5.0 years, and it costs about $23,816 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Trinity College is $118,127. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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American University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize American University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. The American University also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in District of Columbia list, coming in at #3.

At The American University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,058. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from The American University is $189,277. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Psychology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Psychology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 5,106
New York 11,265
New Jersey 3,442
Maryland 2,293
Delaware 365

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 346
Child Development & Psychology 196

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,990
Communication & Journalism 604
History 167
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 148
Education 77

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • 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 Nevit Dilmen.

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