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2023 Best Psychology Schools in Minnesota

23 Colleges in Minnesota
6,186 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$38,468 Avg Early-Career Salary
Psychology is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #8 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 23 schools in Minnesota to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of psychology. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 6,186 degrees in psychology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Psychology School

Best Psychology Schools in Minnesota Your choice of psychology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for psychology schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each 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.

Pick Your Psychology Degree Level

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

The psychology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Psychology Schools in Minnesota. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Psychology in Minnesota

The schools below may not offer all types of psychology degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Minnesota Schools in Psychology

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
796 Psychology Degrees Awarded
6.3% Growth in Graduates

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in psychology. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Colleges rank of #60 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 796 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the psychology program report average early career income of $37,220.

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Capella University
Minneapolis, MN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,354 Psychology Degrees Awarded
5.7% Growth in Graduates

It is difficult to beat Capella University if you wish to pursue a degree in psychology. Capella University is a very large private for-profit university located in the city of Minneapolis. A Best Colleges rank of #166 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Capella University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2354 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Capella University in the most recent year we have data available. Those psychology students who get their degree from Capella University make $7,031 more than the standard psychology student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
122 Psychology Degrees Awarded
21.3% Growth in Graduates

University of St Thomas Minnesota is a great option for students interested in a degree in psychology. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Saint Paul. A Best Colleges rank of #126 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UST MN is a great university overall.

There were approximately 122 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UST MN in the most recent data year. Those psychology students who get their degree from University of St Thomas Minnesota make $11,676 more than the standard psychology student.

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College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
57 Psychology Degrees Awarded
22.8% Growth in Graduates

College of Saint Benedict is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in psychology. CSB is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Saint Joseph. A Best Colleges rank of #373 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means CSB is a great college overall.

There were about 57 psychology students who graduated with this degree at CSB in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program earn about $34,176 in the first couple years of their career.

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St Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 Psychology Degrees Awarded
12.2% Growth in Graduates

Located in the town of Northfield, St. Olaf is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #145 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means St. Olaf is a great college overall.

There were about 74 psychology students who graduated with this degree at St. Olaf in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the psychology program state that they receive average early career income of $27,228.

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Walden University
Minneapolis, MN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,039 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$41,485 Median Starting Salary

Walden University is a very large private for-profit university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Colleges rank of #247 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Walden University is a great university overall.

There were about 1039 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Walden University in the most recent data year. Psychology degree recipients from Walden University earn a boost of approximately $3,016 over the typical earnings of psychology graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
163 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$42,493 Median Starting Salary

Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Mankato. This university ranks 17th out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 163 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Minnesota State Mankato in the most recent year we have data available. Psychology degree recipients from Minnesota State University - Mankato get an earnings boost of approximately $4,025 above the average earnings of psychology majors.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
168 Psychology Degrees Awarded
16.7% Growth in Graduates

Located in the small city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #341 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UMN Duluth is a great university overall.

There were roughly 168 psychology students who graduated with this degree at UMN Duluth in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program earn about $33,338 in their early career salary.

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Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
53 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$39,547 Median Starting Salary

Augsburg is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Minneapolis. This university ranks 22nd out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were about 53 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Augsburg in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program make an average of $39,547 in the first couple years of working.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
66 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$35,002 Median Starting Salary

Located in the town of Winona, Winona State is a public university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #371 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Winona State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 66 psychology students who graduated with this degree at Winona State in the most recent data year. After graduating, psychology degree recipients usually earn about $35,002 at the beginning of their careers.

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Best Psychology Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Kansas 38 1,371
Iowa 38 1,442
South Dakota 38 324
Missouri 38 2,927
Nebraska 36 982
North Dakota 35 368

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Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 3,142
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 2,482
Child Development & Psychology 559
Other Psychology 3

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