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2021 Most Popular Online Sociology Schools

112 Colleges
$29,727 Avg Salary
$23,622 Avg Student Debt

Sociology is the #32 most popular major in the country with 37,611 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Sociology Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 112 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.

Check out the online sociology programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found California State University - Fullerton to be the most popular school for sociology students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Cal State Fullerton is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fullerton.

On average, sociology graduates from Cal State Fullerton take out $13,774 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $143, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend California State University - San Marcos. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Sociology Schools list. Located in the suburb of San Marcos, CSUSM is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona State University - Skysong. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Sociology Schools list. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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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 Sociology Schools list. UF is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

While working on their degree, sociology majors at UF accumulate an average of around $15,550 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 $161.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Florida International University is a great place for sociology students pursuing an online degree. Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, sociology graduates from FIU carry an average student debtload of $20,495. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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University of Central Florida landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sociology programs. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public school with a very large student population.

Sociology majors at UCF take out an average of $18,750 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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Kennesaw State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sociology programs. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Kennesaw.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Sociology Schools list. Located in the town of Pembroke, UNC Pembroke is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that sociology majors at UNC Pembroke take out is $22,603. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $235.

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#9

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sociology programs. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, sociology graduates from Ashford University take out $45,000 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 $467.

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American Public University System came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Sociology Schools ranking. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

With a ranking of #11, Oregon State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for sociology students. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the city of Corvallis.

Sociology majors at Oregon State take out an average of $21,500 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 $223.

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Central New Mexico Community College ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Sociology Schools list. CNM is a very large public school located in the city of Albuquerque.

Sociology majors at CNM take out an average of $9,247 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $96.

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#13

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA

Rio Hondo College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for sociology students. It came in at #13 on the list. RHCCD is a large public school located in the large suburb of Whittier.

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#14

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Sociology Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#15

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for sociology students. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that sociology majors at University of West Georgia take out is $27,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#16

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best sociology programs. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, sociology graduates from NAU take out $21,899 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 $227.

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Honorable Mentions

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 Sociology Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA
17 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
19 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
20 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
21 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
22 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD

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

Sociology is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 48,297
Political Science & Government 47,035
General Social Sciences 19,694
International Relations & National Security 15,207
Anthropology 11,703

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 28 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 Kontos.

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