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General Psychology Schools in Massachusetts

4,069 students earned Psychology degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

A General Psychology major is the 4th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Psychology Majors in Massachusetts

Psychology majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,611
Master’s Degree 205
Associate’s Degree 157
Post-Master’s Certificate 72
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 72
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 24

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a psychology major is more popular with women than with men.

General Psychology Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of psychology majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.3%
  • Black or African American: 8.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.2%
  • White: 61.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
General Psychology Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Psychology Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 15,280 people employed in jobs related to a psychology degree, compared to 625,220 nationwide.

General Psychology Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for General Psychology Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, psychology grads earn an average of $86,490. Nationwide, they make an average of $95,610.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 51 colleges in Massachusetts that offer psychology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

534 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

326 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. 100% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

295 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.75 years. The student loan default rate of 5.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,369.

273 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 58% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

258 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,882.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,265. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Salem State.

#7

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

65% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $33,562.

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

A typical student attending Worcester State will pay a net price of $18,580. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,100 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,131. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#10

Clark University

Worcester
118 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
3,122 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

General Psychology Careers in MA

Some of the careers psychology majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Psychology Professors 19% $82,120
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 17% $64,820
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 12% $79,810
Psychologists 11% $96,410
Managers 7% $120,100

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to psychology.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 1,336
Child Development & Psychology 765
Other Psychology 12

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