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Bachelor’s Degree in General Psychology

108,627 Yearly Graduations
$27,900 Median Salary
$24,991 Median Debt
There are 1,389 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in psychology. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.8% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 108,627 students earned their bachelor's degree in psychology. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 108,627
Associate’s Degree 14,051
Master’s Degree 6,210
Doctor’s Degree 1,672
Graduate Certificate 205
Basic Certificate 149
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in psychology is $27,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $25,600 to a high of $30,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in psychology is $24,991. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

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 $21,250.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $259.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in psychology. About 79.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 22,538
Women 86,089
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,996
Black or African American 13,032
Hispanic or Latino 21,354
White 56,907
International Students 2,998
Other Races/Ethnicities 8,340
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 1,389 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

1,402 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for psychology students seekinga bachelor's degree is Florida International University. Each year, around 56,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The psychology program at Florida International University awarded 1,402 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#2

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
1,182 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 66,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,182 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from UCF. About 78% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
1,069 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 90,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,069 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from SNHU. About 86% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
1,033 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,033 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from Liberty University. About 81% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

885 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Northridge comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The psychology program at California State University - Northridge awarded 885 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
756 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 756 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Florida State. About 82% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

728 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Fullerton. Each year, around 40,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 728 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from Cal State Fullerton. Of these students, 75% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York
716 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is CUNY Hunter College. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 716 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Hunter. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#9

CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York
689 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is CUNY Queens College. Each year, around 19,800 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.

The psychology program at CUNY Queens College awarded 689 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#10

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California
642 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - San Bernardino is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 20,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 642 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Cal State San Bernardino. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#11

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
635 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 44,000 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 635 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at UCLA. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#12

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
584 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Houston. Each year, around 45,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The psychology program at University of Houston awarded 584 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#13

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
543 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 30,600 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 $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 543 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at University at Buffalo. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#14

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
541 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is San Diego State University. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The psychology program at San Diego State University awarded 541 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

540 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 540 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from USF Tampa. Of these students, 76% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
536 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Long Beach is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 37,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The psychology program at California State University - Long Beach awarded 536 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#17

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
531 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 531 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at VCU. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#18

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
524 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The psychology program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 524 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#19

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
521 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 30,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 521 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at UMass Amherst. Of these students, 72% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
513 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 67,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The psychology program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 513 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Child Development & Psychology 11,247
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 3,686
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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