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2022 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

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233

Graduates Per Year

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$50K

Average Salary

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#343

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

233

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

16

92% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

342

Sculpture

235

343

Clinical Psychology

233

344

Computational Mathematics

232

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$39,295

23% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

98

Biopsychology

$39,298

99

Clinical Psychology

$39,295

100

Journalism

$39,046

Salary

Low Salary

$30,187

22% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

306

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

$30,187

307

Clinical Psychology

$30,187

308

Human Sciences

$30,138

Professors

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TOP

10

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

23.82% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

6

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

7

Clinical Psychology

8

Asian Studies

SUMMARY

Majoring in Clinical Psychology is not only a valuable choice, but ordinarily a needed first step for students seeking to begin a career as a psychiatrist, a licensed professional counselor, or a neuropsychologist. In fact, clinical psychology is a ​unique major ranking as the 343rd most popular area of study. Last year, there were 233 clinical psychology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for clinical psychology at private schools is, on average, 2.6 times more expensive than their public fellows.

With only 16 schools offering clinical psychology you might have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other clinical psychology majors, consider universities in California which have the most students admitted to clinical psychology annually. less precisely, the top region to major in clinical psychology is in the Far West region with University of California-San Diego and Mount Saint Mary's University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study clinical psychology is the California Collegiate Athletic Association with University of California-San Diego representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best university for clinical psychology is New York University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There are lots more perspectives to think about when deciding on school. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter one's choice of which college to attend. At Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which clinical psychology school has the best campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which college has the top campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life and from that list, our selection of the college with the best student life for clinical psychology is Tufts University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding Tufts University. Tufts University is the most expensive college for clinical psychology, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive universities that could put the expense at Tufts University into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that clinical psychology is the 99th most expensive program in the US, with an average cost of $39,300. On a broader scale, the most costly state for clinical psychology in the country is Massachusetts demonstrated with a cost of $57,324 at the main school in the state Tufts University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for clinical psychology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for clinical psychology is the Southeast region which is represented by Southern Adventist University with a cost of $21,650. On the bright side, the most affordable school for clinical psychology is Husson University. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $14,400 for a degree in clinical psychology. The price inflates intensely to an average of $44,200 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the university representing the best value for clinical psychology: Tufts University. On this page you can find our comprehensive list about the colleges we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this idea is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for clinical psychology students range widely, but within two years completing the major students will often make around $50,100. While there is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can rake in up to $89,900. Right out of university, the lowest end jobs within the clinical psychology field earn $27,900, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads for clinical psychology have come from Tufts University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of clinical psychology stands near the very top, being within the 98th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for clinical psychology is New York University and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Clinical Psychology major only ranks within the 57th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 98th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 41% of students majoring in clinical psychology. Additionally, 79% of undergraduates pursuing a clinical psychology major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for clinical psychology to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we incorporate data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the school with the best professors for clinical psychology is New York University. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for clinical psychology is Tufts University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we do hope you believe that approaching university from context mainly built on superlatives can cause issues. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different schools and explore a few of our helpful background articles on beneficial things to consider as your college search continues.

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University of California-San Diego

#1 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

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Tufts University

#2 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

Tufts University is a large private university located in Medford, MA ranked 30th in the nation. It has a total of 6,134 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting just above one in seven applicants. Tufts University offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Biopsychology, Critical Theory and Analysis, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,324 per year, Tufts University is very pricey. 82.88% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $75,800 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Medford, MA

https://www.tufts.edu

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

12,781

Students

#30

Ranking

$57,324

Tuition

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New York University

#3 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

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Southern Adventist University

#4 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

Southern Adventist University is a small private institution located in Collegedale, TN ranked 13th in Tennessee. It has a total of 2,740 full-time undergraduate students. Southern Adventist University offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Foreign Languages and Literatures programs (nationally ranked 4th, 24th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,650 per year, Southern Adventist University is somewhat moderately expensive. 48.75% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make around $38,500 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Collegedale, TN

www.southern.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,236

Students

#757

Ranking

$21,650

Tuition

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Augsburg University

#5 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

Augsburg University is a small private institution located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 18th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,594 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.16% of applicants. Augsburg University offers 91 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Biopsychology, and Music Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 9th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,295 per year, Augsburg University is quite high-priced. 53.09% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $46,800 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

www.augsburg.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

3,920

Students

#728

Ranking

$39,295

Tuition

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

#6 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a small private college located in Belton, TX ranked 74th in Texas. It has a total of 3,617 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.38% of applicants. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,450 per year, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is somewhat moderately costly. 45.65% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,200 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Belton, TX

https://go.umhb.edu/

C

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,198

Students

#1466

Ranking

$27,450

Tuition

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Mount Saint Mary's University

#7 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

Mount Saint Mary's University is a small private institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 97th in California. It has a total of 2,610 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting close to 8 in 9 applicants. Mount Saint Mary's University offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 7th, 16th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,592 per year, Mount Saint Mary's University is quite costly. 63.46% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to draw roughly $53,200 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.msmu.edu

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

3,485

Students

#975

Ranking

$41,592

Tuition

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New England College

#8 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

New England College is a small private college located in Henniker, NH ranked 17th in New Hampshire. It has a total of 2,561 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 100% acceptance rate. New England College offers 134 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology and Illustration programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 39th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $37,490 per year, New England College is rather expensive. 38.18% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $37,900 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Henniker, NH

www.nec.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,545

Students

#2417

Ranking

$37,490

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Husson University

#9 Best Colleges for Clinical Psychology

Husson University is a small private institution located in Bangor, ME ranked 10th in Maine. It has a total of 3,245 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.58% acceptance rate. Husson University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Law Studies, Clinical Psychology, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 9th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,290 per year, Husson University is reasonably priced. 48.09% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment.

Bangor, ME

www.husson.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

4,223

Students

#1547

Ranking

$18,290

Tuition