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Psychology at Rider University

If you plan to study psychology, take a look at what Rider University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Rider is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and has a total student population of 4,636. Of the 1,010 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rider University in 2021, 86 of them were psychology majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Psychology section at the bottom of this page.

Rider Psychology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology

Online Classes Are Available at Rider

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Rider does offer online courses in psychology for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Rider Psychology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the psychology progam at Rider compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The psychology major at Rider is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Psychology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 49
Best Psychology Schools 57
Best Value Psychology Master’s Degree Schools 115
Best Value Psychology Schools 178
Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 394

In 2021, 38 students received their master’s degree in psychology from Rider. This makes it the #189 most popular school for psychology master’s degree candidates in the country.

Psychology Student Demographics at Rider

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the psychology majors at Rider University.

Rider Psychology Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 86 psychology majors earned their bachelor's degree from Rider. Of these graduates, 17% were men and 83% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its psychology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rider University with a bachelor's in psychology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 40
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Rider Psychology Master’s Program

82% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 38 students earned a master's degree in psychology from Rider. About 82% of these graduates were women and the other 18% were men.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rider University with a master's in psychology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 16
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Rider also has a doctoral program available in psychology. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Psychology

If you plan to be a psychology major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Rider University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 100
General Psychology 77

Careers That Psychology Grads May Go Into

A degree in psychology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NJ, the home state for Rider University.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,760 $98,470
Psychology Professors 1,150 $99,670
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 30 $119,700


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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