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2021 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools

1,247 Schools Ranked
$45,165 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 or bootcamp that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 1,247 schools in the United States to see which graduate certificate programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

Learn more about these popular schools below:

#1

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
1,510 Total Awards
$47,107 Average Tuition & Fees
$104,326 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found University of Southern California to be the most popular school for students who want to pursue a graduate certificate in the United States. Located in Los Angeles, California, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,510 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from USC accumulate an average of $104,326 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 58% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at USC. In 2017-2018 about 29% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#2

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
1,202 Total Awards

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Naval Postgraduate School. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Naval Postgraduate School is a small public school located in Monterey, California that handed out 1,202 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 15% were women.

One thing to take note of is that Naval Postgraduate School does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 46% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#3

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
1,158 Total Awards
$11,666 Average Tuition & Fees
$100,973 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you attend University of Iowa. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Iowa City, Iowa is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out graduate certificates to 1,158 students in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Iowa accumulate an average of $100,973 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 59% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Iowa. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 28% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,137 Total Awards
$15,233 Average Tuition & Fees
$55,516 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Capella University is a great place for students working on their graduate certificate. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large private for-profit school awarded 1,137 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their graduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $55,516 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 79% were women.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out Capella University. Every graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#5

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
902 Total Awards
$57,556 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,566 Avg Student Debt

The excellent graduate certificate programs at Johns Hopkins University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular schools in the United States. Johns Hopkins is located in Baltimore, Maryland and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 902 graduate certificates to qualified students.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Johns Hopkins accumulate an average of $33,566 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 67% were women.

One thing to take note of is that Johns Hopkins does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2017-2018 year, about 54% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#6

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
885 Total Awards
$8,264 Average Tuition & Fees

Lamar University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in Beaumont, Texas, the fairly large public school awarded 885 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 76% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Lamar University does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2017-2018 about 92% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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853 Total Awards
$16,752 Average Tuition & Fees
$35,859 Avg Student Debt

University of Phoenix - Arizona ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. UOPX - Arizona is a large private for-profit school situated in Tempe, Arizona. It awarded 853 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from UOPX - Arizona accumulate an average of $35,859 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 63% of those degree recipients were women.

UOPX - Arizona does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In fact, around 98% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#8

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
822 Total Awards
$12,737 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. UF is located in Gainesville, Florida and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 822 graduate certificates to qualified students.

Of those students who received their degree, 67% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UF. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 29% took at least some of their classes online.

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#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
818 Total Awards
$8,400 Average Tuition & Fees
$42,535 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #9, Liberty University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. Liberty University is located in Lynchburg, Virginia and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 818 graduate certificates to qualified students.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Liberty University accumulate an average of $42,535 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 71% were women.

Liberty University does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2017-2018 year, about 96% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#10

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
804 Total Awards
$22,186 Average Tuition & Fees

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, the very small public school handed out 804 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 43% were women.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out Penn State World Campus. Every graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#11

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York
775 Total Awards
$15,268 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,587 Avg Student Debt

The College of Saint Rose ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in Albany, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 775 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Saint Rose accumulate an average of $37,587 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 79% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Saint Rose. In 2017-2018 about 14% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#12

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
751 Total Awards
$13,218 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,832 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #12, Portland State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. Portland State University is located in Portland, Oregon and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 751 graduate certificates to qualified students.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Portland State University accumulate an average of $21,832 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 64% were women.

One thing to take note of is that Portland State University does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 18% took at least some of their classes online.

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#13

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
718 Total Awards
$31,824 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,080 Avg Student Debt

George Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #13 on the list. GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 718 graduate certificates to qualified students.

By the time they get their graduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $33,080 in student loans. Around 64% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at GWU. In fact, around 36% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#14

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
691 Total Awards
$15,648 Average Tuition & Fees
$39,632 Avg Student Debt

George Mason University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate programs. GMU is a large public school situated in Fairfax, Virginia. It awarded 691 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from GMU accumulate an average of $39,632 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 71% were women.

One thing to take note of is that GMU does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 26% took at least some of their classes online.

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637 Total Awards
$6,422 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,102 Avg Student Debt

Arkansas State University - Main Campus came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. A-State is a fairly large public school situated in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It awarded 637 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from A-State accumulate an average of $37,102 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 68% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since A-State does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2017-2018 about 78% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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619 Total Awards
$14,468 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,324 Avg Student Debt

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. UC is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 619 graduate certificates to qualified students.

By the time they get their graduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,324 in student loans. Around 68% of those degree recipients were women.

UC does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 47% took at least some of their classes online.

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#17

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
574 Total Awards
$14,802 Average Tuition & Fees

Oregon State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #17 on the list. Oregon State is a large public school situated in Corvallis, Oregon. It awarded 574 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Around 73% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Oregon State. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 31% took at least some of their classes online.

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#18

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
524 Total Awards
$12,539 Average Tuition & Fees
$89,765 Avg Student Debt

Walden University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large private for-profit school awarded 524 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Walden University accumulate an average of $89,765 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 83% of those degree recipients were women.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out Walden University. Every graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#19

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
520 Total Awards
$37,990 Average Tuition & Fees

Stevens Institute of Technology ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Hoboken, New Jersey is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out graduate certificates to 520 students in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 30% were women.

Stevens does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 45% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#20

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
481 Total Awards
$40,188 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,649 Avg Student Debt

Syracuse University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in Syracuse, New York, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 481 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their graduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $21,649 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 50% were women.

One thing to take note of is that Syracuse does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 31% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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481 Total Awards
$8,910 Average Tuition & Fees
$62,905 Avg Student Debt

University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Adelphi, Maryland is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out graduate certificates to 481 students in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from UMGC accumulate an average of $62,905 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 56% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at UMGC. During the 2017-2018 year, about 91% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#22

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
473 Total Awards
$8,396 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Utah came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the large public school handed out 473 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

Around 52% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at U of U. In 2017-2018 about 15% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#23

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
472 Total Awards
$13,095 Average Tuition & Fees

Washington State University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Wazzu is a large public school situated in Pullman, Washington. It awarded 472 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Around 61% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Wazzu does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2017-2018 year, about 22% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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454 Total Awards
$11,806 Average Tuition & Fees
$18,149 Avg Student Debt

Missouri University of Science and Technology came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in Rolla, Missouri, the medium-sized public school handed out 454 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $18,149 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 19% were women.

Missouri University of Science and Technology does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In fact, around 36% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#25

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
445 Total Awards
$10,478 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,003 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #25, University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. Located in Columbia, Missouri, the large public school awarded 445 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $33,003 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 59% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Mizzou. In 2017-2018 about 38% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
#27

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
#28

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
#29

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
#30

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
#31

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
#32

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
#33

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
#34

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
#35

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
#36

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
#37

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
#39

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
#40

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
#41

Beth Medrash Govoha

Lakewood, New Jersey
#42

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#43

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
#44

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
#44

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
#46

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
#47

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
#48

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
#49

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
#50

Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin

To learn more about the schools below, just click on their names:

Rank School Location
51 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
52 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
53 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
53 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
55 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
56 LIU Post Brookville, NY
56 Queens College Queens, NY
58 Auburn University Auburn, AL
59 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
60 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
61 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
62 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
63 University of Georgia Athens, GA
63 Regis University Denver, CO
65 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
66 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
66 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
68 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
69 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
69 Boise State University Boise, ID
71 American College of Financial Services Bryn Mawr, PA
72 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
73 Champlain College Burlington, VT
73 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
75 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
76 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
77 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
78 Tufts University Medford, MA
79 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
80 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
81 Hunter College New York, NY
81 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
81 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
84 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
85 Florida International University Miami, FL
86 Seattle University Seattle, WA
87 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
88 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
89 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
89 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
91 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
91 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
93 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
93 Villanova University Villanova, PA
93 New York University New York, NY
93 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
97 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
97 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
97 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
100 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
100 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
102 University at Albany Albany, NY
102 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
104 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
104 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
106 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
106 University of North Texas Denton, TX
106 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
109 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
109 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
111 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
111 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
113 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
114 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
115 Towson University Towson, MD
116 Creighton University Omaha, NE
117 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
118 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
119 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
120 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
120 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
122 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
123 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
124 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
125 Strayer University - Global Region Washington, DC
126 Clemson University Clemson, SC
126 American College of Education Indianapolis, IN
128 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
129 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
129 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
131 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
132 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
132 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
134 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
134 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
136 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
136 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
136 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
139 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
139 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
139 University of Maryland - Baltimore Baltimore, MD
142 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA
143 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
144 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
144 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
146 Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
146 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
148 University of West Alabama Livingston, AL
148 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
150 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
151 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
152 Illinois State University Normal, IL
153 Marshall University Huntington, WV
154 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
155 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
156 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
157 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
157 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
159 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
160 South University’s online programs Savannah, GA
160 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
160 Augusta University Augusta, GA
163 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
163 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
165 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
165 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
165 National Louis University Chicago, IL
168 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
169 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont, CA
169 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
169 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
172 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
172 A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO
174 Salem State University Salem, MA
175 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
175 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
177 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
178 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
179 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
179 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
179 Touro College New York, NY
182 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
182 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
184 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
184 Alfred University Alfred, NY
184 Yale University New Haven, CT
184 Utah State University Logan, UT
188 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
188 Columbus State University Columbus, GA

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular schools ranking:

Rank School Location
190 University of Dallas Irving, TX
190 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
192 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
193 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
193 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
193 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
193 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
193 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
198 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
198 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
200 Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
201 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
201 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
203 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
203 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
203 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
206 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
206 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
206 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
209 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
209 Brandman University Irvine, CA
211 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
212 Thomas University Thomasville, GA
213 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
214 Frontier Nursing University Hyden, KY
214 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
214 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
214 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
218 Hood College Frederick, MD
218 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
220 Babson College Wellesley, MA
220 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
220 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
223 University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences San Juan, PR
223 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
225 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
225 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
225 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
225 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
225 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
225 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
231 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
231 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
231 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
234 American International College Springfield, MA
235 Duke University Durham, NC
235 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
235 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
238 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
238 Fordham University Bronx, NY
240 Boston University Boston, MA
240 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
242 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
242 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
244 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
244 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
244 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
244 Sans Technology Institute Bethesda, MD
248 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
248 University of New England Biddeford, ME
248 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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