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2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

There are about 15,285 students enrolled in Behavioral Sciences in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

3,231

Vs. National Avg.

-80%

popularity Rank

#191

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$26K

Vs. National Avg.

6%

cost Rank

#236

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

7%

salary Rank

#179

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

2%

professors Rank

#219

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

6%

students Rank

#129

SUMMARY

Majoring in Behavioral Sciences is not only a valuable choice, but usually a mandatory first step for students planning to pursue a career as a behavior technician, a behavioral interventionist, or a behavioral health specialist. Interestingly, nationally, behavioral sciences is a ​unique major coming in at the 130th most popular major. In the last year, there were 2,433 behavioral sciences diplomas received. In-state tuition for behavioral sciences at private schools is, on average, 3.7 times more costly than their public counterparts.

With just 72 schools offering behavioral sciences you could have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other behavioral sciences undergraduates, look at institutions in Arizona which have more undergrads admitted to behavioral sciences than any other state. less precisely, the top region to pursue behavioral sciences is in the Southwest region with University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Phoenix-Texas, and University of Phoenix-Arizona best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in behavioral sciences is the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with Wilmington University representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for behavioral sciences is Harvard University.

The 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There are a bunch of facets to weigh when choosing ​university. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect one's feelings of which school to attend. At authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which behavioral sciences college is home to the best campus, the answer is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection of the college with the best student life for behavioral sciences is Brown University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top choices. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about Franklin and Marshall College. Franklin and Marshall College&nbspis our most expensive college for behavioral sciences, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the cost at Franklin and Marshall College&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that behavioral sciences is the 350th most expensive program in America, with an average cost of $19,500. On a broader scale, the most costly state for behavioral sciences nationally is Rhode Island with expenses at the main school, Brown University, of $57,112. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for behavioral sciences is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Harvard University with a cost of $47,730, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for behavioral sciences is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Houston-Clear Lake with a cost of $19,176, University of Phoenix-Texas with a cost of $9,552, and University of Phoenix-Arizona with a cost of $9,552. On the bright side, the most affordable school for behavioral sciences is University of Phoenix-Arizona. Authority's full list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $9,100 for a degree in behavioral sciences. That price swells significantly to a median of $18,500 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the school representing the best value for behavioral sciences: Harvard University. On this page you will find our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this list is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for behavioral sciences students vary a lot, but two years after leaving college students will typically make in the neighborhood of $39,200. There can be much variation in earnings; top earners can enjoy pay up to $62,200. Even right out of school, the minimum earning positions within the behavioral sciences field earn $24,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from behavioral sciences studied at Harvard University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of behavioral sciences ranks solid, coming in the 68th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for behavioral sciences is University of Phoenix-Arizona&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Behavioral Sciences stands only in the 5th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 79th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 50% of students studying behavioral sciences. Additionally, 83% of undergrads seeking a behavioral sciences major are women.

The median rating of behavioral sciences' professors is 4 stars, which is exactly the average across every major; this is a fine. If you want the most popular behavioral sciences professor in the country, consider looking up Theresa Schrantz from Tarrant County College District. This may be surprising, but the highest ranked instructors of behavioral sciences by student come from California State University-Northridge. As we including data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for behavioral sciences is Johns Hopkins University. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for behavioral sciences is Harvard University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we hope you believe that looking at college from context only formed from superlatives could cause issues. We hope you look at some of our other pages on individual universities and read a couple of our insightful background articles on beneficial things to look for as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI | www.andrews.edu/

49%

Acceptance

4,767

Students

#273

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA | www.whitman.edu/

54%

Acceptance

1,677

Students

#137

Ranking

$50K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS | https://ku.edu/

91%

Acceptance

30,983

Students

#535

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL | https://www.luc.edu/

71%

Acceptance

19,692

Students

#242

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA | www.fandm.edu/

37%

Acceptance

2,482

Students

#97

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD | umbc.edu/

69%

Acceptance

15,403

Students

#385

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.duq.edu/

77%

Acceptance

10,187

Students

#279

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Taylor University

Upland, IN | https://www.taylor.edu/

70%

Acceptance

2,484

Students

#429

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI | www.wayne.edu/

69%

Acceptance

30,841

Students

#974

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV | www.unr.edu/

87%

Acceptance

23,692

Students

#506

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA | www.francis.edu/

59%

Acceptance

3,822

Students

#384

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT | www.uvm.edu/

71%

Acceptance

15,903

Students

#247

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA | www.miracosta.edu/

0%

Acceptance

18,710

Students

#1762

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN | https://www.trevecca.edu/

63%

Acceptance

4,847

Students

#702

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA | www.calbaptist.edu/

80%

Acceptance

13,374

Students

#1110

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Behavioral Sciences

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ | https://nau.edu/

82%

Acceptance

34,290

Students

#959

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

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