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2021 Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools

298 Colleges
$28,999 Avg Salary
$26,247 Avg Student Debt

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.

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 298 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.

Our 2021 rankings named Florida International University the most popular online school in the United States for general psychology students. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Miami.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at FIU take out is $17,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $182.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Liberty University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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Out of the 298 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Central Florida landed the # 3 spot on the list. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from UCF carry an average student debtload of $28,624. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern New Hampshire University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize 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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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Out of the 298 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Florida landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very 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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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. University of Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the 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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Washington State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. UMGC is a very 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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Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Ashford University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.

On average, psychology graduates from Ashford University take out $42,103 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $462.

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Arizona State University - Skysong came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a very large student population.

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#11

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general psychology programs. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from Walden University carry an average student debtload of $72,945. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $833, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Kean University

Union, NJ

With a ranking of #13, Kean University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Located in the suburb of Union, Kean is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Psychology majors at Kean take out an average of $27,875 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $308, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

With a ranking of #14, Kennesaw State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public college with a very large student population.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. U of U is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City.

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Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Rowan is a large public school located in the large suburb of Glassboro.

On average, psychology graduates from Rowan take out $18,625 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $193.

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University of Missouri - Columbia ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, psychology graduates from Mizzou take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from Central Michigan carry an average student debtload of $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Missouri State University - Springfield 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 midsize 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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#20

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools ranking. Old Dominion is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

With a ranking of #21, Northern Arizona University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Flagstaff.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at NAU accumulate an average of around $21,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

With a ranking of #22, Saint Leo University did quite well on this year’s best schools for general psychology students. Located in the suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit college with a large 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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American Public University System ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

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Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general psychology students. It came in at #24 on the list. TROY is a large public school located in the remote 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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University of Massachusetts - Lowell ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from UMass Lowell carry an average student debtload of $26,739. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $301.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
#28

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY
#32

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA
#32

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
#34

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
#36

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
#37

South Texas College

McAllen, TX
#38

Utah State University

Logan, UT
#42

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#43

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
#44

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC

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
45 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
45 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
45 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
45 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
49 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
50 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
51 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
52 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
53 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
54 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
55 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
56 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
56 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
58 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
59 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
59 Wilmington University New Castle, DE

View the Most Popular Online General Psychology Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
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 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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