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2021 Best Value General Psychology Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

312 Colleges
$17,849 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$28,999 Avg Salary

Finding the Best General Psychology School for You

In 2018-2019, 8,087 people earned a degree or certificate in general psychology, making the major the #36 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 Best Value General Psychology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Grad Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 312 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best value experiences for psychology students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value General Psychology Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value General Psychology Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Psychology

$7,566 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found The University of Texas of the Permian Basin to be the best value school for general psychology students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Odessa, UT Permian Basin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UT Permian Basin are $7,566 per year.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Minnesota State University - Mankato. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Minnesota State Mankato are $16,730 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Minnesota State Mankato also is in the top 20% of our Best General Psychology Schools ranking.

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#3

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Fitchburg State University is a great value for general psychology students. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Fitchburg.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Fitchburg State are $16,585 a year.

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#4

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Westfield State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Westfield undergraduate students pay an average of $16,929 in tuition and fees each year.

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$19,560 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona State University - Skysong. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the large city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a fairly large student population.

ASU - Skysong undergraduate students pay an average of $19,560 in tuition and fees each year.

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#6

Avila University

Kansas City, MO
$20,500 Average Tuition & Fees

Avila University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for general psychology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Kansas City, Avila is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Avila are $20,500 per year.

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#7

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, TX
$11,329 Average Tuition & Fees

MSU Texas landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value general psychology programs. Located in the city of Wichita Falls, MSU Texas is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

MSU Texas undergraduate students pay an average of $11,329 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,790 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Brigham Young University - Provo did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

BYU undergraduate students pay an average of $5,790 in tuition and fees each year.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value General Psychology Schools ranking. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo.

North Dakota State University undergraduate students pay an average of $13,757 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, North Dakota State University also is in the top 15% of our Best General Psychology Schools ranking.

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$7,324 Average Tuition & Fees

American Public University System ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. American Military University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at American Military University are $7,324 a year.

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$20,427 Average Tuition & Fees

Illinois State University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Normal.

Illinois State undergraduate students pay an average of $20,427 in tuition and fees each year.

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$7,434 Average Tuition & Fees

Carlos Albizu University - San Juan did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for general psychology students. It came in at #12 on the list. Carlos Albizu University - San Juan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Juan.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Carlos Albizu University - San Juan are $7,434 per year.

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#13

John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill, CA
$8,500 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #13, John F. Kennedy University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. Located in the large suburb of Pleasant Hill, JFKU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at JFKU are $8,500 a year.

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#14

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
$23,750 Average Tuition & Fees

Saint Leo University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

St. Leo University undergraduate students pay an average of $23,750 in tuition and fees each year.

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#15

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
$12,807 Average Tuition & Fees

University of South Dakota ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. USD is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Vermillion.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at USD are $12,807 a year.

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#16

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH
$40,450 Average Tuition & Fees

Xavier University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value General Psychology Schools ranking. Xavier is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cincinnati.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Xavier are $40,450 per year.

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$15,360 Average Tuition & Fees

Fort Hays State University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the remote town of Hays, FHSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

FHSU undergraduate students pay an average of $15,360 in tuition and fees each year.

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$14,610 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #18, Northern Illinois University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. NIU is a large public school located in the suburb of Dekalb.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NIU are $14,610 per year.

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#19

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

With a ranking of #19, Saint Joseph’s University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at St. Joe’s are $46,550 a year.

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#20

Northcentral University

San Diego, CA
$12,474 Average Tuition & Fees

Northcentral University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value general psychology programs. Located in the city of San Diego, Northcentral University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northcentral University are $12,474 per year.

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#21

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

With a ranking of #21, Villanova University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Villanova are $55,280 per year.

Villanova excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best General Psychology Schools list.

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$11,265 Average Tuition & Fees

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value General Psychology Schools ranking. SIUE is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Edwardsville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at SIUE are $11,265 a year.

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$12,940 Average Tuition & Fees

Western Illinois University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value general psychology programs. Located in the town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

WIU undergraduate students pay an average of $12,940 in tuition and fees each year.

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#24

Ashford University

San Diego, CA
$12,400 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #24, Ashford University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general psychology students. Ashford University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of San Diego.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ashford University are $12,400 a year.

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$15,898 Average Tuition & Fees

Missouri State University - Springfield ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value General Psychology Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a very large student population.

Missouri State undergraduate students pay an average of $15,898 in tuition and fees each year.

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Rest of the Top Best Value General Psychology Schools

#26

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#27

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#28

Marywood University

Scranton, PA
#29

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX
#29

American International College

Springfield, MA
#32

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI
#33

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#35

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#36

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA
#38

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#38

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
#40

National University

La Jolla, CA
#41

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
#45

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for General Psychology graduate students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value General Psychology Schools award.

Rank College Location
47 Hampton University Hampton, VA
48 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
48 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
50 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
50 University of Houston Houston, TX
52 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
53 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
53 University of North Texas Denton, TX
55 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
55 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
57 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
57 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
59 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
60 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
61 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
62 Governors State University University Park, IL

General Psychology by Region

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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.

Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 26,624
Other Psychology 2,312
Child Development & Psychology 1,840

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.

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