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2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

There are about 7,625 students enrolled in Forensic Psychology in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,027

Vs. National Avg.

-87%

popularity Rank

#229

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$28K

Vs. National Avg.

13%

cost Rank

#193

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$42K

Vs. National Avg.

6%

salary Rank

#189

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

professors Rank

#335

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

15%

students Rank

#41

SUMMARY

Majoring in Forensic Psychology is not only a valuable choice, but ordinarily a critical first step for scholars desiring to begin a career as a probation officer, a correctional counselor, or a court liaison. In fact, forensic psychology is a ​unique degree ranking as the 236th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 804 forensic psychology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for forensic psychology at private institutions is, on average, 5 times more pricey than their public fellows.

With just 25 colleges having programs for forensic psychology there might be a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other forensic psychology majors, consider looking at universities in New York which have the most undergrads admitted to forensic psychology annually. Zooming out, the top region to study forensic psychology is in the Mid East region with CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The College of Saint Rose best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study forensic psychology is the City University of New York Athletic Conference with CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for forensic psychology is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The objectively best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There can be many more factors to consider when choosing school. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion your feelings of where to go to university. At Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which forensic psychology college boasts the best campus, the answer is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for forensic psychology is The College of Saint Rose. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to college, you might be cautious about Florida Institute of Technology. Florida Institute of Technology&nbspis our most expensive college for forensic psychology, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense at Florida Institute of Technology&nbspinto perspective. You could also want to know that forensic psychology is the 275th most expensive program in the nation, with an average expense of $25,700. On a broader scale, the most costly state for forensic psychology in the country is Florida with costs at the main institution, Florida Institute of Technology, of $41,720. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for forensic psychology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for forensic psychology is the Great Lakes region which is represented by National Louis University with a cost of $13,200 and Tiffin University with a cost of $25,710. More optimistically, the most affordable university for forensic psychology is University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $6,000 for a degree in forensic psychology. The cost inflates dramatically to a median of $10,100 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university constituting the best value for forensic psychology: Saint Ambrose University. Here you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. With that said, this idea is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for forensic psychology students range widely, but within two years graduation graduates will regularly make around $38,100. While there can be a lot of variation in pay; top earners can bring in up to $76,800. Even straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the forensic psychology field make $18,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from forensic psychology come from Florida Institute of Technology&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of forensic psychology is solid, coming in the 70th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for forensic psychology is Walden University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Forensic Psychology sits only in the 3rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 83rd percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion at 43% of those majoring in forensic psychology. Additionally, 82% of undergraduates seeking a forensic psychology major are women.

The median ranking for forensic psychology professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking which is 8% higher than the average across every major; which is a fairly good ranking. If you want the most popular forensic psychology professor nationally, look no further than Kelly Brennan from Clackamas Community College. This might surprise you, but the top ranked professors of forensic psychology by student are found at Tarrant County College District. As we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school with the best instructors for forensic psychology is Florida Institute of Technology. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for forensic psychology is University of Puerto Rico-Carolina. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at academics from context mainly built on superlatives can cause problems. We encourage you to explore our more focused pages on individual universities and read a few of our background articles on important things to think about as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

University of Denver

Denver, CO | www.du.edu/

61%

Acceptance

15,412

Students

#181

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY | www.jjay.cuny.edu/

37%

Acceptance

19,553

Students

#467

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

F

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY | www.kysu.edu/

84%

Acceptance

3,044

Students

#3264

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

B

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND | https://und.edu/

87%

Acceptance

17,182

Students

#830

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Kean University

Union, NJ | https://www.kean.edu/

78%

Acceptance

16,991

Students

#1683

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

B

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL | www.nova.edu/

76%

Acceptance

23,608

Students

#887

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Saint Elizabeth University

Morristown, NJ | www.steu.edu/

75%

Acceptance

1,509

Students

#1723

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK | https://www.uco.edu/

80%

Acceptance

17,440

Students

#1757

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI | https://www.rwu.edu/

86%

Acceptance

5,318

Students

#500

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA | www.calbaptist.edu/

80%

Acceptance

13,374

Students

#1110

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ | www.fdu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

9,692

Students

#1187

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

C

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA | www.hnu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

1,138

Students

#1296

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

D

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

University of Houston-Victoria

Victoria, TX | www.uhv.edu/

67%

Acceptance

5,638

Students

#1905

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN | www.capella.edu/

0%

Acceptance

63,193

Students

#3197

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Tiffin University

Tiffin, OH | www.tiffin.edu/

62%

Acceptance

3,769

Students

#2310

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Arizona State University Digital Immersion

Scottsdale, AZ | www.asu.edu/

73%

Acceptance

69,608

Students

#509

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

CUNY City College

New York, NY | www.ccny.cuny.edu/

51%

Acceptance

18,546

Students

#462

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN | www.waldenu.edu/

0%

Acceptance

78,013

Students

#2554

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

Chicago, IL | https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/chicago/

0%

Acceptance

1,380

Students

#212

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

American International College

Springfield, MA | www.aic.edu/

69%

Acceptance

3,226

Students

#1250

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/los-angeles/

24%

Acceptance

4,241

Students

#244

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL | www.saintleo.edu/

73%

Acceptance

18,191

Students

#1628

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Northcentral University

La Jolla, CA | www.ncu.edu/

0%

Acceptance

16,004

Students

#1729

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

C

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Psychology

Alliant International University-San Diego

San Diego, CA | https://www.alliant.edu/

38%

Acceptance

5,101

Students

#1398

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

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