College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Psychology Degrees

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Psychology Degrees for 2017.

Psychology is one of the most popular college majors, in large part due to the insight the field gives into human thought and behavior. For someone looking to secure a college degree, particularly if they’re already busy with work and family obligations, an online program might be the best way forward.

Despite the stigma online programs once held, they have mostly shed those stereotypes and have increasingly solid reputations, in large part because online programs are developed and taught by the same faculty who teach the traditional, on-campus courses.

“We’ve put together this list to get a feel for the programs that best prepare their students to understand the field, and either succeed in the workplace or in graduate school,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “While some programs emphasize clinical psychology and others are more research-based, they all share one thing in common despite the difference of name and emphasis: they are the best at equipping students.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at both academic quality as well as return on investment—a weight of tuition against expected early career salary. Data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. News & World Report, individual college websites, and Payscale.

The ranking for the 35 Best Online Psychology Degrees for 2017 finds Oregon State University in the top spot. Pennsylvania State University – World Campus is in second, and Arizona State University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Arizona State University

Azusa Pacific University

California Baptist University

Central Michigan University

Central Washington University

Colorado State University

CUNY School of Prof. Studies

DePaul University

Drexel University

Drury University

Florida International University

Fort Hays State University

Indiana University

LeTourneau University

Loyola University Chicago

Northeastern University

Old Dominion University

Oregon State University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Penn State World Campus

Regent University

Robert Morris University

Saint Leo University

Sam Houston State University

Southeast Missouri State University

University of Arizona

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Houston

University of Illinois

University of Massachusetts

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Utah State University

Washington State University

Westfield State University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.