Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

2,433

Graduates Per Year

$39K

Average Salary

#130

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

2,433

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

72

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

129

Dental Hygiene

2,443

130

Behavioral Sciences

2,433

131

Rhetoric and Composition

2,427

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

offeringnot offering5%5%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public39%39%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Southwest

University of Houston-Clear Lake

By State

Arizona

University of Phoenix-Arizona

By Conference

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Wilmington University

By School

Glendale Community College

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a behavior technician, behavioral interventionist, or behavioral health specialist sounds interesting, then a degree in behavioral sciences may just be for you. You could even become the psychiatrist who coaxes confessions out of the criminally insane!

POPULARITY

Behavioral sciences is the 130th most popular degree in America, with 2,433 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #131 Rhetoric and Composition, and narrowly lost to #129 Dental Hygiene.

The degree is offered at a total of 72 colleges across the nation, and is the 220th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 5% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 39% of colleges offering behavioral sciences are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

The southwest produces the most behavioral sciences graduates, largely led by University of Houston-Clear Lake, while it’s the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Arizona ranks highest, with particular help from University of Phoenix-Arizona and Glendale Community College, which graduated 988 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study behavioral sciences). More students studied behavioral sciences as a percentage of total students at Life Pacific University than any other college.

We wish you luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Harvard University

#1 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

# 3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

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Brown University

#2 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

# 12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

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Johns Hopkins University

#3 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

# 7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

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Franklin and Marshall College

#4 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Lancaster, PA

WWW.FANDM.EDU

A+

Rating

30%

Acceptance

2,460

Students

# 81

Ranking

$58,615

Tuition

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Rowan University

#5 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Glassboro, NJ

https://www.rowan.edu

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

23,011

Students

# 160

Ranking

$18,908

Tuition

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United States Air Force Academy

#6 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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USAF Academy, CO

www.usafa.edu

A

Rating

11%

Acceptance

4,330

Students

# 45

Ranking

-

Tuition

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University of Kansas

#7 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

# 161

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

#8 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Houston, TX

www.uhcl.edu/

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,992

Students

# 175

Ranking

$19,176

Tuition

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Concordia University-Irvine

#9 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Irvine, CA

www.cui.edu

C+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

5,795

Students

# 505

Ranking

$35,990

Tuition

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George Fox University

#10 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Newberg, OR

www.georgefox.edu

B-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

4,595

Students

# 405

Ranking

$36,750

Tuition

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San Jose State University

#11 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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San Jose, CA

www.sjsu.edu

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

38,805

Students

# 141

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

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Purdue University Northwest

#12 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Hammond, IN

www.pnw.edu

B-

Rating

29%

Acceptance

12,578

Students

# 170

Ranking

$13,730

Tuition

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York College of Pennsylvania

#13 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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York, PA

www.ycp.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

4,823

Students

# 518

Ranking

$18,910

Tuition

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Life Pacific University

#14 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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San Dimas, CA

https://www.lifepacific.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

677

Students

# 945

Ranking

$15,792

Tuition

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University of Phoenix-Arizona

#15 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Phoenix, AZ

https://www.phoenix.edu

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

149,556

Students

# 452

Ranking

$9,552

Tuition

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Wilmington University

#16 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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New Castle, DE

www.wilmu.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

20,268

Students

# 794

Ranking

$11,430

Tuition

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Concordia University-Nebraska

#17 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Seward, NE

www.cune.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

2,888

Students

# 539

Ranking

$32,890

Tuition

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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

#18 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Green Bay, WI

www.uwgb.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

10,185

Students

# 532

Ranking

$14,516

Tuition

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Saint Francis University

#19 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Loretto, PA

www.francis.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

3,670

Students

# 555

Ranking

$36,970

Tuition

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East-West University

#20 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Chicago, IL

www.eastwest.edu

F

Rating

100%

Acceptance

525

Students

# 1073

Ranking

$21,300

Tuition

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Tennessee Wesleyan University

#21 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Athens, TN

www.tnwesleyan.edu

C+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,108

Students

# 581

Ranking

$23,900

Tuition

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Martin Methodist College

#22 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Pulaski, TN

www.martinmethodist.edu

D-

Rating

99%

Acceptance

985

Students

# 1080

Ranking

$23,200

Tuition

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California Baptist University

#23 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Riverside, CA

www.calbaptist.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

12,862

Students

# 608

Ranking

$32,942

Tuition

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Ashford University

#24 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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San Diego, CA

www.ashford.edu

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

80,312

Students

# 421

Ranking

$11,640

Tuition

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Missouri Baptist University

#25 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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Saint Louis, MO

www.mobap.edu

C

Rating

61%

Acceptance

5,888

Students

# 807

Ranking

$26,860

Tuition