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Bachelor’s Degree in General Psychology

110,238 Yearly Graduations
$27,900 Median Salary
$24,991 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in psychology is offered at 1,401 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 41% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.6% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2017-2018, 110,238 bachelor's degree were awarded to psychology majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 110,238
Associate’s Degree 12,355
Master’s Degree 6,333
Doctor’s Degree 1,760
Graduate Certificate 204
Basic Certificate 103
Undergraduate Certificate 68

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in psychology is $27,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 78.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 23,336
Women 86,902
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 6,091
Black or African American 13,273
Hispanic or Latino 21,209
White 58,516
International Students 2,852
Other Races/Ethnicities 8,297
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 1,401 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

1,357 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
91% 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.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1,357 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at FIU. About 80% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
1,208 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 2nd 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 $15,837 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,904 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1,208 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Liberty University. About 82% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
1,146 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 3rd 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 2017-2018 academic year, 1,146 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from UCF. About 80% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
911 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

The psychology program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 911 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

839 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Northridge is the 5th 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 $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 839 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at California State University - Northridge. Of these students, 76% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York
727 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Hunter College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 727 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Hunter. Of these students, 75% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

713 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fullerton comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. 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.

The psychology program at California State University - Fullerton awarded 713 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
707 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University is the 8th 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 2017-2018 academic year, 707 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Florida State. Of these students, 80% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California
628 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - San Bernardino. 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 2017-2018 academic year, 628 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Cal State San Bernardino. About 79% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
592 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #10 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.

The psychology program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 592 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#11

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
559 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th 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.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 559 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from SDSU. About 78% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

559 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,852 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The psychology program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 559 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#13

CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York
551 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th 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 $6,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The psychology program at CUNY Queens College awarded 551 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#14

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
537 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University at Buffalo. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 537 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 72% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
531 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology. Each year, around 26,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,109 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,001 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 531 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at UNM. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#16

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
516 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Long Beach. 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 516 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
515 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Brooklyn College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 17,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 515 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from Brooklyn. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#18

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
510 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 30,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,406 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,606 per year.

The psychology program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 510 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#19

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
499 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,058 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,064 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 499 bachelor's degree were handed out to psychology majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#20

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
496 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in psychology. Roughly 49,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,886 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,232 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 496 people received their bachelor's degree in psychology from Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 74% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Child Development & Psychology 10,284
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 3,511
Other Psychology 424

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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