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Our 2015 psychology rankings showcase the colleges offering the best online undergraduate psychology programs this year. We based our calculations on the quantifiable factors that we believe contribute to the ideal learning experience at the best online colleges: program cost; full-time to part-time faculty ratio; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, default, and job placement rate; and history of accreditation. Learn more

Top Online Psychology Colleges

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Job Place. Rate  

201 Old Main
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

6.42 to 1 30% 52% 92% 86% 93 0% 83%  
  Whether students want an online psychology education with a business focus or an emphasis in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, the online psychology program at Penn State will help learners meet their career goals by offering both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. In addition, the Penn State World Campus is the founder of the world's first fully online Psychology Club, connecting you to more than 100 members all over the world.

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151

63.00 to 1 100% 64% 74% 62% 95 0% N/A  
  The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods online program provides students with a solid liberal arts education. The school has 40 years of distance education experience and a learning approach tailored for adult students. The same doctoral-level instructors who teach the campus program also teach online psychology courses.

University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85287
(480) 965-2100

11.79 to 1 75% 89% 80% 57% 83 0% 65%  
  Through the ASU online program, students can learn from internationally recognized faculty, access collections and resources from ASU's eight award-winning libraries, and connect with tens of thousands of alumni and members of the community. The psychology program is part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences that offers a broad range of courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193
(800) 225-5863

9.82 to 1 48% 71% 77% 54% 101 2% N/A  
  At the University of North Dakota, learners have the choice of completing their online psychology degree through two options: semester-based courses which follow the standard schedule of the university in a virtual classroom, or open-enrollment, independent study courses that allow students to take online courses at their own pace within a nine-month timespan.

One University Place
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792
(610) 499-4000

0.94 to 1 95% 66% 71% 55% 60 0% 80%  
  Widener University offers various research opportunities, membership in their Psychology Club and Psi Chi chapter, and access to student services and support. For undergraduate psychology majors interested in clinical studies, the preclinical psychology program is a gateway into Widener's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology Doctor of Psychology Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is the longest-running doctor of psychology program in the U.S.

1500 S.W. Jefferson
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
(541) 737-0123

2.36 to 1 64% 78% 81% 61% 90 2% N/A  
  Oregon State University's online bachelor's degree in psychology is earned through the OSU Ecampus, and is offered by the School of Psychological Science within the College of Liberal Arts. The Ecampus provides readily available support services, including 24/7 library help and assistance, tech support, online tutoring, career services, and an academic adviser for every degree-seeking student.

278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
(207) 892-6766

1.17 to 1 100% 80% 76% 51% 53 0% 89%  
  With more than 30 years of experience in distance education, Saint Joseph's College of Maine provides students with the appropriate online degree to advance in a career, along with a personal academic advisor who will offer guidance and support throughout the program. Core requirement courses for the Bachelor of Science degree include lifespan development, psychopathology, and learning theories.

French Administration Building
Pullman, Washington 99164-5910
(509) 335-3564

2.57 to 1 50% 76% 82% 67% 96 4% N/A  
  Washington State University's online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is part of a liberal arts education. Students must fulfill the WSU General Education Requirements (GER) as well as the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements to earn their degree. Instructors of the program have particular expertise in the areas of experimental and clinical psychology.

900 N.Benton
Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

3.97 to 1 71% 87% 83% 51% 99 8% 63%  
  The Behavioral Sciences Department at Drury University's College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Through this program, students take a series of scientific core classes that are endorsed by the National Science Foundation, as well as complete an internship at an approved site.

Southern Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(901) 678-2000

1.32 to 1 26% 62% 76% 40% 87 0% N/A  
  The undergraduate psychology program at University of Memphis outlines five goals for their students to reach: a strong knowledge base of psychology, an understanding of research methods, critical thinking skills, the application of psychology, and awareness of personal and professional ethics in psychology. Concentrations in the department include general psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive science.

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