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How will your psychology education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your psychology education with psychology education around the nation. The US has 1,725 brick and mortar psychology schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had psychology programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 128,959 students graduated with degrees in psychology. Of these students, 1,734 graduated from certificate programs in psychology, 99,032 graduated from undergraduate programs in psychology, and 28,193 graduated from graduate-level programs in psychology.


Students can pursue education in psychology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • Certificate in Psychology

Psychology students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their psychology degree:

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology


In 2010, psychology schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $29,878 per year. The psychology schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The psychology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your psychology job compare?

Psychology majors in the US can go into a variety of professions such as organizational psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 112,810 psychology professionals working in the US in 2010. This number includes 100,700 clinical psychologists, 1,420 organizational psychologists, and 10,690 clinical neuropsychologists. The states with the largest populations of psychology professionals are:

  1. California - 16,750 Psychology Professionals
  2. New York - 10,980 Psychology Professionals
  3. Texas - 6,410 Psychology Professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the US will grow to 191,020. This would require a 9% growth in the profession. The number of psychology professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. North Carolina - 20%
  2. Utah - 20%
  3. Texas - 19%


Psychology professionals around the US earn $82,347 per year on average. However, the salary for psychology professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact psychology profession you pursue but also on factors such as seniority, your employer, and your exact job description. Salaries for psychology professionals range from less than $15,510 per year to more than $164,810 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for psychology professionals:

  1. California - $89,385 per year
  2. New Jersey - $87,180 per year
  3. New York - $86,445 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for psychology professionals:

  1. New Mexico - $44,320 per year
  2. Missouri - $47,080 per year
  3. Mississippi - $56,885 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $114,040 per year
  2. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $86,510 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $72,540 per year

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Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100,700 $72,540 1.9%
Psychologists, All Other 10,690 $86,510 58.4%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,420 $114,040 32.7%