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2022 Most Popular General Psychology Schools

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

Finding the Best General Psychology School for You

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.

The Most Popular General Psychology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 1,652 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the General Psychology program at each school on the list.

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

Our 2022 rankings named Southern New Hampshire University the most popular school in the United States for general psychology students. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Manchester.

Psychology majors at SNHU take out an average of $28,200 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $316.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Florida International University. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from FIU carry an average student debt load of $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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#3

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Out of the 1,652 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Liberty University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Central Florida. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at UCF take out is $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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#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Florida State University is a great place for general psychology students. Florida State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tallahassee.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at Florida State accumulate an average of around $30,722 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $345, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Arizona Global Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general psychology students. It came in at #6 on the list. UAGC is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.

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

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California State University - Northridge ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. CSUN is a very large public school located in the city of Northridge.

Psychology majors at CSUN take out an average of $13,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $135.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Psychology Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, psychology graduates from USF Tampa take out $25,070 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $281.

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Arizona State University - Tempe ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

Psychology majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $31,434 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $358.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular general psychology programs. Located in the large suburb of Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at Cal State Fullerton accumulate an average of around $12,698 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $132.

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California State University - San Bernardino did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general psychology students. It came in at #11 on the list. CSUSB is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of San Bernardino.

Psychology majors at CSUSB take out an average of $14,708 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $153, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Hunter College

New York, NY

Hunter College ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. Located in the city of New York, Hunter is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, psychology graduates from Hunter take out $12,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $130.

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University of California - Los Angeles came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Psychology Schools ranking. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at UCLA take out is $13,918. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $144.

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#14

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Psychology Schools ranking. University at Buffalo is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Buffalo.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at University at Buffalo accumulate an average of around $27,025 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $303, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Queens College

Queens, NY

With a ranking of #15, Queens College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general psychology students. Located in the city of Queens, QC is a public college with a large student population.

Psychology majors at QC take out an average of $9,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $93.

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#16

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular General Psychology Schools list. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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#17

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular General Psychology Schools ranking. UH is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular general psychology programs. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

On average, psychology graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $42,616 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 $481.

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#20

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

With a ranking of #20, University of Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general psychology students. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at UF accumulate an average of around $17,263 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $179.

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#21

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

With a ranking of #21, San Diego State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general psychology students. SDSU is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Diego.

The average amount in student loans that psychology majors at SDSU take out is $14,998. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $156.

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Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general psychology students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the large city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular general psychology programs. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, psychology graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debt load of $22,985. 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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With a ranking of #24, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general psychology students. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

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California State University - Long Beach did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general psychology students. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the city of Long Beach, CSULB is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, psychology majors at CSULB accumulate an average of around $13,512 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $140, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#27

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#28

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#31

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
#35

Kean University

Union, NJ
#36

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#43

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
#46

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
#47

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
#49

Towson University

Towson, MD

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular General Psychology Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1652 different United States general psychology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of North Texas Denton, TX
52 Washington State University Pullman, WA
53 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
54 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
55 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
56 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
57 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
58 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
59 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
60 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
61 The City College of New York New York, NY
62 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
63 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
63 Sierra College Rocklin, CA
65 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
66 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
67 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
68 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
69 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
70 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
71 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
72 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
73 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
74 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
75 Portland State University Portland, OR
76 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
76 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
78 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
79 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
80 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
81 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
82 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
83 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
84 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
84 University at Albany Albany, NY
86 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
87 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
88 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
89 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
89 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
91 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
92 Boston University Boston, MA
93 Merced College Merced, CA
94 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
95 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
96 Clemson University Clemson, SC
97 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
98 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
99 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
100 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
101 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
101 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
103 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
104 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
104 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
106 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
107 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
107 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
109 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
110 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
111 Lehman College Bronx, NY
111 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
113 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
114 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
114 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
114 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
117 Utah State University Logan, UT
118 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
119 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
119 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
119 Troy University Troy, AL
122 Touro College New York, NY
122 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
122 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
125 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
126 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
127 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
128 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
128 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
130 University of California - Merced Merced, CA
131 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
132 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
133 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
133 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
135 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
135 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
135 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
138 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
139 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
139 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
141 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
142 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
142 National University La Jolla, CA
144 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
144 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
146 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
147 Iowa State University Ames, IA
148 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
149 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
150 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
151 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
151 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
153 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
153 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
155 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
155 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
157 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
158 University of Mississippi University, MS
158 Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA
160 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
160 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
162 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
162 DePaul University Chicago, IL
162 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
165 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
165 Citrus College Glendora, CA
167 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
167 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
169 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
169 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
169 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
169 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
169 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
174 Brandman University Irvine, CA
175 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
176 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
177 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
178 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
179 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
179 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
181 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
182 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
183 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
184 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
184 Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
186 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
186 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
188 El Camino College Torrance, CA
188 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
188 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
191 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
192 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
193 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
194 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
194 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
196 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
197 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
198 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
198 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
198 Radford University Radford, VA
201 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
201 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
201 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
204 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
204 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX
206 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
206 Ventura College Ventura, CA
208 York College Jamaica, NY
208 Illinois State University Normal, IL
208 Fordham University Bronx, NY
211 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
211 American River College Sacramento, CA
213 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
213 Auburn University Auburn, AL
213 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
216 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
216 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
216 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
219 Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
219 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
221 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
221 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
221 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
224 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
224 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
226 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
227 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
228 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
229 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
229 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
231 Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA
231 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
231 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
231 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
235 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
236 Emory University Atlanta, GA
236 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
238 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
238 Boise State University Boise, ID
240 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
240 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
242 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
242 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
244 SUNY Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY
245 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay, WI
246 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
246 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
246 South Texas College McAllen, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for General Psychology students that almost earned our Most Popular General Psychology Schools award.

Rank College Location
249 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
249 Clovis Community College Fresno, CA
249 University of Denver Denver, CO
252 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
252 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
252 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
255 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
256 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
256 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
258 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
258 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
258 Salem State University Salem, MA
261 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
262 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
262 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
262 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
262 College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA
266 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
267 Cypress College Cypress, CA
268 MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA
268 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
268 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
271 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
271 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
271 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
274 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
274 Chapman University Orange, CA
274 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
274 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
278 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
278 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
280 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
280 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
280 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
280 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
284 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
284 San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
286 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
287 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
287 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
287 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
290 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
291 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
291 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
291 Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY
294 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
294 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
296 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
297 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
297 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
299 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
300 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
300 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
300 Marshall University Huntington, WV
300 Yeshiva University New York, NY
300 Columbia College Columbia, MO
300 Baruch College New York, NY
306 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
306 Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA
306 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
306 Ball State University Muncie, IN
306 Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
306 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
312 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
312 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
312 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
312 Framingham State University Framingham, MA
312 Santiago Canyon College Orange, CA
317 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
317 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
319 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
319 Hartnell College Salinas, CA
319 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
319 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
323 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
323 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
323 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
323 Butte College Oroville, CA
323 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
328 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
328 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
328 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
328 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA

General Psychology by Region

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

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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).
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