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2021 Best General Psychology Schools in Missouri

26 Colleges
$26,908 Avg Salary
$24,631 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Psychology School for You

General Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study in Missouri. With 2,107 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best General Psychology Schools in Missouri ranking. This report analyzed 26 schools in Missouri to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Psychology Schools in Missouri

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

Top 10 Best General Psychology Schools

Our analysis found University of Missouri - Columbia to be the best school for general psychology students who want to pursue a degree in Missouri. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at Mizzou accumulate an average of around $21,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $223.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Washington University in St Louis is a great place for general psychology students. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

Psychology majors at WUSTL take out an average of $18,258 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $189.

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#3

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Saint Louis University is a great place for general psychology students. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Louis.

On average, psychology graduates from SLU take out $26,029 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best general psychology schools in Missouri. Located in the town of Fayette, Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

The excellent programs at William Jewell College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general psychology schools in Missouri. Located in the suburb of Liberty, William Jewell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from William Jewell carry an average student debtload of $26,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Psychology majors at Missouri State take out an average of $24,643 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $256.

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Southeast Missouri State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best General Psychology Schools in Missouri list. Located in the city of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University is a public school with a large student population.

On average, psychology graduates from Southeast Missouri State University take out $23,710 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $246, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Located in the city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Psychology majors at Columbia College Missouri take out an average of $25,062 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $260, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Rockhurst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Kansas City.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at Rockhurst take out is $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northwest Missouri State University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from Northwest carry an average student debtload of $26,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best General Psychology Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 3,010
Kansas 973
Iowa 1,300
Nebraska 694
North Dakota 309
South Dakota 240

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

Majors Similar to Psychology

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 25 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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