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2021 Best Value Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region

28 Colleges
4,468 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,277 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Psychology School for You

Best Value Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region In 2018-2019, 123,980 psychology students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #6 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 4,468 went to undergraduates in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 28 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in psychology. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those psychology schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Psychology Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Psychology Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for psychology majors.

Top 10 Best Value Psychology Schools

Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. BYU also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BYU is 5.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $12,239. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU is about $64,132. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

The College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

The College of Idaho comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. C of I is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Caldwell. C of I also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #8.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at C of I is 4.2 years, and it costs about $19,113 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from C of I is $80,083. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a large student population. U of Wyoming not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of Wyoming to complete their degree, and it costs about $20,323 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $94,299 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population. U of U also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at U of U to complete their degree, and it costs about $31,168 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from U of U is $146,801. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Utah State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value psychology schools. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan. USU also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #9.

The average student at USU graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,962. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USU be around $115,976. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado Christian University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Lakewood, CCU is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at CCU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,548. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from CCU is $118,474. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Idaho as the #7 school in this year's rankings. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg.

At BYU - I, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $6,396. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I is $31,724. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. Colorado State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Colorado State to complete their degree, and it costs about $32,008 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State is about $141,155. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#9

Carroll College

Helena, MT

Carroll College landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value psychology schools. Carroll Montana is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Helena.

At Carroll Montana, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,238. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Carroll Montana be around $121,423. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Denver is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver. U of Denver also made our Best Colleges for Psychology in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #1.

At U of Denver, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,425. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Denver is $167,360. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Psychology Colleges by State

Explore the best psychology colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 2,097
Idaho 569
Utah 1,406
Montana 274
Wyoming 122

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 4,003
Child Development & Psychology 381
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 76
Other Psychology 8

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Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 6,783
Social Sciences 6,018
Communication & Journalism 3,909
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2,068
History 992

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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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