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2022 Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools

1,652 Colleges
$28,999 Avg Salary
$26,247 Avg Student Debt

With 134,326 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, general psychology is the #4 most popular major in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 1,652 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Colleges.

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Our analysis found Liberty University to be the most popular school for general psychology students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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Out of the 205 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Central Florida landed the # 2 spot on the list. UCF is a very large public school located in the suburb of Orlando.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from UCF carry an average student debtload of $28,624. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $323, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Southern New Hampshire University is a great place for general psychology students pursuing an online degree. SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at SNHU accumulate an average of around $28,200 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $316.

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#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Florida. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from UF carry an average student debtload of $17,263. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $179.

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#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Capella University is a great place for general psychology students pursuing an online degree. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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With a ranking of #6, The University of Arizona Global Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. UAGC is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of San Diego.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from UAGC carry an average student debtload of $42,103. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $463.

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University of Maryland Global Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #7 on the list. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at UMGC take out is $21,029. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Arizona State University - Skysong ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the large city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#9

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #9 on the list. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at University of Arizona take out is $18,400. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $191.

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#10

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#12

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

With a ranking of #12, George Mason University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

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#13

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

With a ranking of #13, Old Dominion University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Norfolk.

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American Public University System landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general psychology programs. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

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#15

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, psychology graduates from Oregon State take out $22,849 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $237.

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#16

Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. TROY is a fairly large public school located in the town of Troy.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at TROY take out is $29,531. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $306, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #17, Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Located in the city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at Missouri State take out is $24,643. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $256, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Psychology majors at Colorado State take out an average of $21,500 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Psychology majors at St. Leo University take out an average of $25,125 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $261.

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#20

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. KU is a very large public school located in the small city of Lawrence.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at KU accumulate an average of around $23,000 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 $239.

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#21

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ellensburg.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #22 on the list. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the city of Birmingham.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at UAB accumulate an average of around $25,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#23

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

Brandman University landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Located in the city of Irvine, Brandman is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#24

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. UofL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Louisville.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at UofL take out is $19,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $205.

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University of Northern Colorado did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at University of Northern Colorado accumulate an average of around $20,628 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $214.

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#26

Utah State University

Logan, UT
#27

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
#30

National University

La Jolla, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools award.

Rank College Location
31 South Texas College McAllen, TX
32 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
32 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
34 Columbia College Columbia, MO
35 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
35 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
37 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
38 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
39 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
40 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
41 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL

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Rocky Mountains
Plains States
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Southwest
Great Lakes

More General Psychology Rankings

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 31,746
Child Development & Psychology 15,161
Other Psychology 2,656

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to BruceBlaus.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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