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Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology

3,686 Yearly Graduations
$29,600 Median Salary
$26,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in clinical psychology is offered at 180 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 46% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.0% of clinical psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Clinical Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,686 bachelor's degree were awarded to clinical psychology majors. This makes it the 94th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in clinical psychology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 20,384
Doctor’s Degree 3,949
Bachelor’s Degree 3,686
Graduate Certificate 2,291
Associate’s Degree 107
Basic Certificate 100
Undergraduate Certificate 15

Earnings of Clinical Psychology Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology is $29,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $27,250 and the high is $32,450.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology is $26,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,860.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $270.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. About 80.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 704
Women 2,982
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology

The racial-ethnic distribution of clinical psychology bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 184
Black or African American 518
Hispanic or Latino 856
White 1,721
International Students 111
Other Races/Ethnicities 296
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clinical Psychology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 180 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

446 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for clinical psychology students seekinga bachelor's degree is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 446 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from John Jay. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
156 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 14,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 bachelor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Boston College. About 79% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
149 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 149 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#4

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia
118 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clayton State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 bachelor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at Clayton State University. About 86% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Puerto Rico - Carolina

Carolina, Puerto Rico
114 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puerto Rico - Carolina. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from University of Puerto Rico - Carolina. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#6

New York University

New York, New York
91 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from NYU. About 85% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
91 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Each year, around 35,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The clinical psychology program at University of California - San Diego awarded 91 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

78 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Bothell Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The clinical psychology program at University of Washington - Bothell Campus awarded 78 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
73 Yearly Graduations
68% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 bachelor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. Of these students, 68% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
72 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,460 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 bachelor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at St. Cloud State University. About 89% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
65 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for clinical psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Johnson & Wales University - Providence. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,054 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from JWU Providence. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#12

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
61 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The clinical psychology program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 61 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

58 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Institute of Technology - Online comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from Florida Institute of Technology - Online. Of these students, 83% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan
56 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Michigan University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,094 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,360 per year.

The clinical psychology program at Western Michigan University awarded 56 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#14

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

Ponce, Puerto Rico
56 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The clinical psychology program at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce awarded 56 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#16

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
54 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 38,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

The clinical psychology program at University of North Texas awarded 54 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

52 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mary Hardin - Baylor comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,830 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 bachelor's degree were handed out to clinical psychology majors at UMHB. Of these students, 81% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
52 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from Pace University. About 85% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, California
49 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mount Saint Mary's University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,592 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,964 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from MSMU. About 98% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Farmingdale State College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,792 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to clinical psychology that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Psychology 108,627
Child Development & Psychology 11,247
Other Psychology 420

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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