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2021 Best General Psychology Associate's Degree Schools

18 Colleges
$20,594 Avg Salary
$18,550 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Psychology Associate's Degree School for You

General Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 4th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 130,917 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best General Psychology Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 18 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the psychology associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best General Psychology Associate's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Community College of Philadelphia the best school in the United States for general psychology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia is a public school with a large student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, psychology graduates from Community College of Philadelphia carry an average student debtload of $11,281. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $106.

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#2

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Upper Iowa University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools list. UIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Fayette.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Liberty University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

Psychology majors at Liberty University take out an average of $26,784 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Out of the 18 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Sinclair Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Psychology majors at Sinclair Community College take out an average of $12,662 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend CUNY LaGuardia Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Long Island City, LaGuardia is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, psychology majors at LaGuardia accumulate an average of around $7,046 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $51.

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With a ranking of #6, Colorado Christian University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students working on their associate’s degree. CCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Lakewood.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at CCU take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $28,803.

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Central New Mexico Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general psychology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, psychology majors at CNM accumulate an average of around $11,502 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $81.

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Point University

West Point, GA

Point University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general psychology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the distant town of West Point, Point U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

SUNY Empire State College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree general psychology programs. SUNY Empire State College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Saratoga Springs.

On average, psychology graduates from SUNY Empire State College take out $22,743 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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With a ranking of #10, Wright State University - Lake Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students working on their associate’s degree. Wright State University - Lake Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of Celina.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 3 majors within the area of study, general psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30,532
Child Development & Psychology 13,150
Other Psychology 3,056

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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