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#1

#1 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

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Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$39,951

#2

#2 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Generally, Ball State University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$52,861

#3

#3 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

In 2016, Harvard received a record breaking amount of first year applications: 39,044.

Acceptance Rate

3%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$19,491

Median Starting Salary

$40,641

#4

#4 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Overall, The University of Texas at Austin is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$46,070

#5

#5 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Generally, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,290–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$16,018

Median Starting Salary

$50,515

#6

#6 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,551

Median Starting Salary

$49,222

#7

#7 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,270–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$13,376

Median Starting Salary

$52,668

#8

#8 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Texas A&M University-Commerce is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

910–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,025

Median Starting Salary

$47,432

#9

#9 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

the University of Georgia is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$17,180

Median Starting Salary

$48,892

#10

#10 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-College Station
College Station, TX

Texas A&M University-College Station is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,170–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$20,375

Median Starting Salary

$47,803

#11

#11 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

the University of Utah is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$12,399

Median Starting Salary

$45,523

#12

#12 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,110–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$16,805

Median Starting Salary

$51,308

#13

#13 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

In general, Texas Tech University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$48,273

#14

#14 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

In general, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$21,880

Median Starting Salary

$47,356

#15

#15 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD

the University of Maryland-College Park is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,360–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$16,210

Median Starting Salary

$47,772

#16

#16 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$45,937

#17

#17 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

the University of North Texas is a somewhat selective school. They receive 32,016 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,283

Median Starting Salary

$47,385

#18

#18 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$46,131

#19

#19 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY

In general, SUNY at Albany is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$17,714

Median Starting Salary

$46,914

#20

#20 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Generally, the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$47,410

#21

#21 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

La Sierra University
Riverside, CA

In general, La Sierra University is a non selective school. They receive 1,878 applications each year .

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

890–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$25,076

Median Starting Salary

$49,782

#22

#22 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

the University of Hawaii at Manoa is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,639

Median Starting Salary

$47,186

#23

#23 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

the University of Kansas is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,950

Median Starting Salary

$49,922

#24

#24 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,140–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$20,592

Median Starting Salary

$50,126

#25

#25 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

the University of Connecticut is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,240–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$23,985

Median Starting Salary

$49,388

#26

#26 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

the University of Toledo is a non selective school. The school receives roughly 12,600 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$17,654

Median Starting Salary

$48,129

#27

#27 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

the University of Memphis is a non selective school. They receive about 15,800 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,873

Median Starting Salary

$46,120

#28

#28 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

the University of Colorado Boulder is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$49,780

#29

#29 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,080–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$15,364

Median Starting Salary

$45,880

#30

#30 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

In general, Baylor University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$51,664

#31

#31 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Overall, the University of Houston is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$44,744

#32

#32 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$50,633

#33

#33 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

the University of Iowa is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$51,630

#34

#34 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 19,200 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$46,737

#35

#35 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

the University of Arizona is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$46,967

#36

#36 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

the University of Kentucky is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$18,693

Median Starting Salary

$49,732

#37

#37 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

the University of Northern Colorado is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,000–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,310

Median Starting Salary

$50,986

#38

#38 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

the University of Illinois Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$46,171

#39

#39 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Generally, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,159

Median Starting Salary

$47,131

#40

#40 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,115

Median Starting Salary

$48,904

#41

#41 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH

In general, Kent State University at Kent is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$19,046

Median Starting Salary

$49,858

#42

#42 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

In general, Wayne State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$45,823

#43

#43 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

960–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,884

Median Starting Salary

$47,617

#44

#44 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM

the University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,633

Median Starting Salary

$45,959

#45

#45 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$39,401

Median Starting Salary

$47,429

#46

#46 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Capella University
Minneapolis, MN

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$14,935

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#47

#47 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$46,008

#48

#48 Best College for Educational Psychology in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$26,747

Median Starting Salary

$48,432

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About Educational Psychology

A program that focuses on the application of psychology to the study of the behavior of individuals in the roles of teacher and learner, the nature and effects of learning environments, and the psychological effects of methods, resources, organization and non-school experience on the educational process. Includes instruction in learning theory, human growth and development, research methods, and psychological evaluation.

While Educational Psychology has degrees up to the Doctors degree research scholarship, the majority of students earn a Masters degree. Students study Educational Psychology all around the US, though the major at the Doctors degree research scholarship level has the most graduates in Texas. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology is $44,000.

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Careers

Some top jobs related to Educational Psychology, include Psychologists, All Other, which have many employment opportunities. Though there are higher paying careers, like Psychologists, All Other. The most available position for Educational Psychology majors is Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
314
Female Students
230 (73%)
Male Students
84 (26%)

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