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2021 Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools

81 Colleges
$31,665 Avg Salary
$22,423 Avg Student Debt

General Social Sciences is the #63 most popular major in the country with 19,694 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools ranking. This report analyzed 81 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs 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 Social Sciences Colleges.

Our analysis found Northern Virginia Community College to be the most popular school for general social sciences students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at Tidewater Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general social sciences schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk, Tidewater Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Washington State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools list. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brookdale Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools list. Brookdale Community College is a fairly large public school located in the rural area of Lincroft.

Social Sciences majors at Brookdale Community College take out an average of $8,969 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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#5

Merced College

Merced, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Merced College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools list. Merced Community College District is a large public school located in the city of Merced.

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Thomas Nelson Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general social sciences programs. TNCC is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Hampton.

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#7

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Dobbs Ferry, Mercy is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

After completing their degree, social sciences graduates from Mercy carry an average student debtload of $21,545. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $224, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Thomas Edison State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general social sciences students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Trenton, TESU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that social sciences majors at TESU take out is $14,141. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $147.

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Barstow Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general social sciences students. It came in at #9 on the list. Barstow Community College is a small public school located in the distant town of Barstow.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Maryland Global Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for general social sciences students. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

After completing their degree, social sciences graduates from UMGC carry an average student debtload of $21,781. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $226, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, VA

Reynolds Community College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Richmond, Reynolds Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#12

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools list. Bellevue University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bellevue.

After completing their degree, social sciences graduates from Bellevue University carry an average student debtload of $44,936. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $509.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for General Social Sciences students that almost earned our Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 University of Hawaii - West Oahu Kapolei, HI
14 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
15 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
15 North Carolina Central University Durham, NC

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

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

General Social Sciences is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Social Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,297
Political Science & Government 47,035
Sociology 37,611
International Relations & National Security 15,207
Anthropology 11,703

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 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 Manfred Werner (Tsui).

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