2024 Best Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in psychology
, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #5 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
In 2024, College Factual analyzed 942 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 134,434 bachelor's degrees in psychology during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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Choosing a Great Psychology School for Your Bachelor's Degree
The psychology bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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:
Quality Overall Is Important
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level 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.
To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their bachelor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.
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 psychology students vs. other majors.
- Major Demand - How many other psychology students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
- Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
- Student Debt - How easy is it for psychology to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
- Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized psychology related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for psychology students working on their bachelor's degree.
More Ways to Rank Psychology Schools
When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.
In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you.
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Featured Psychology Programs
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BA in Psychology
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