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2021 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools

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

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 and bootcamps that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. 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. USC is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Los Angeles, California. It awarded 1,510 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $104,326 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 58% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at USC. In fact, around 29% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#2

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
1,202 Total Awards

You’ll be in good company if you attend Naval Postgraduate School. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in Monterey, California, the small public school handed out 1,202 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

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

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Naval Postgraduate School does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 46% took at least some of their classes online.

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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. Located in Iowa City, Iowa, the large public school awarded 1,158 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate 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. Around 59% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Iowa does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 28% took at least some of their classes online.

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#4

Capella University

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

Out of the 1,247 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Capella University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Capella University is a large private for-profit school situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It awarded 1,137 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Capella University accumulate an average of $55,516 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 79% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, Capella University is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#5

Johns Hopkins University

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

Out of the 1,247 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Johns Hopkins University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 902 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

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.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Johns Hopkins does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 54% took at least some of their classes online.

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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. Lamar University is a fairly large public school situated in Beaumont, Texas. It awarded 885 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Around 76% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Lamar University. During the 2017-2018 year, about 92% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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

University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. This large private for-profit school is located in Tempe, Arizona, and 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.

Online graduate courses are available at UOPX - Arizona, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 98% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

University of Florida

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

With a ranking of #8, University of Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. UF is a large public school situated in Gainesville, Florida. It awarded 822 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

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

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UF does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2017-2018 year, about 29% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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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. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 818 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

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

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Liberty University. 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 landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate programs. Penn State World Campus is located in University Park, Pennsylvania and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 804 graduate certificates to qualified students.

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

Since the graduate programs at Penn State World Campus are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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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

With a ranking of #11, The College of Saint Rose did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. Albany, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out graduate certificates to 775 students in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $37,587 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 79% were women.

Online graduate courses are available at Saint Rose, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. 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

Portland State University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate programs. Located in Portland, Oregon, the large public school handed out 751 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $21,832 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 64% of those degree recipients were women.

Portland State University does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 18% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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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. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 718 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $33,080 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 64% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at GWU. In 2017-2018 about 36% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#14

George Mason University

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

With a ranking of #14, George Mason University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 691 graduate certificates to qualified students.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $39,632 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 71% of those degree recipients were women.

GMU 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 26% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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

With a ranking of #15, Arkansas State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their graduate certificate. Jonesboro, Arkansas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out graduate certificates to 637 students in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $37,102 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 68% were women.

A-State does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 78% took at least some of their classes online.

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

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Cincinnati, Ohio is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out graduate certificates to 619 students in 2018-2019.

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.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UC. In fact, around 47% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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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 public institution located in Corvallis, Oregon. The school has a large population, and it awarded 574 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Of those students who received their degree, 73% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Oregon State. 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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#18

Walden University

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

Walden University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large private for-profit school handed out 524 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their graduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $89,765 in student loans. Around 83% of those degree recipients were women.

Since the graduate programs at Walden University are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#19

Stevens Institute of Technology

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

Stevens Institute of Technology landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate programs. Stevens is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Hoboken, New Jersey. It awarded 520 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Around 30% of those degree recipients 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. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 45% 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 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. 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. Of those students who received their degree, 56% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UMGC. In 2017-2018 about 91% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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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 came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in Syracuse, New York, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 481 graduate certificate awards 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.

Online graduate courses are available at Syracuse, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. 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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#22

University of Utah

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

University of Utah landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate programs. This large public school is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it awarded 473 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Around 52% of those degree recipients were women.

Online graduate courses are available at U of U, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 15% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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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. Located in Pullman, Washington, the large public school awarded 472 diplomas to qualifed graduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Around 61% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Wazzu. In 2017-2018 about 22% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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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. This medium-sized public school is located in Rolla, Missouri, and it awarded 454 graduate certificates in 2018-2019.

On average, graduate certificate students take out $18,149 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 19% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Missouri University of Science and Technology does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 36% of graduates took at least one course online 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 handed out 445 graduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

Graduate Certificate recipients from Mizzou accumulate an average of $33,003 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 59% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Mizzou does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 38% took at least some of their classes online.

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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 Queens College Queens, NY
56 LIU Post Brookville, 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 Regis University Denver, CO
63 University of Georgia Athens, GA
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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
73 Champlain College Burlington, VT
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 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
81 Hunter College New York, NY
81 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
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 New York University New York, NY
93 Villanova University Villanova, PA
93 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
97 Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA
97 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
97 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
100 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
100 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
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 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
106 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
106 University of North Texas Denton, TX
109 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
109 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
111 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
111 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, 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 American College of Education Indianapolis, IN
126 Clemson University Clemson, SC
128 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
129 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
129 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
131 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
132 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
132 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
134 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
134 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
136 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
136 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
136 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
139 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
139 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
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 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
146 Air Force Institute of Technology - Graduate School of Engineering & Management Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
148 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
148 University of West Alabama Livingston, AL
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 Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
157 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
159 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
160 Augusta University Augusta, GA
160 South University’s online programs Savannah, GA
160 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
163 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
163 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
165 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
165 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
165 National Louis University Chicago, IL
168 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
169 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
169 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont, CA
169 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
172 A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO
172 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
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 Touro College New York, NY
179 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
179 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
182 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
182 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
184 Yale University New Haven, CT
184 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
184 Alfred University Alfred, NY
184 Utah State University Logan, UT
188 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
188 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, 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 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
193 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
193 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
193 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
193 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
198 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
198 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
200 Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
201 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
201 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
203 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
203 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
203 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
206 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
206 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
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 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
218 Hood College Frederick, MD
220 Babson College Wellesley, MA
220 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
220 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
223 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
223 University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences San Juan, PR
225 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
225 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
225 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
225 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
225 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
225 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
231 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
231 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
231 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
234 American International College Springfield, MA
235 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
235 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
235 Duke University Durham, NC
238 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
238 Fordham University Bronx, NY
240 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
240 Boston University Boston, MA
242 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
242 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
244 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
244 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
244 Sans Technology Institute Bethesda, MD
244 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
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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