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2023 Forensic Psychology Popularity

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

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Forensic psychology is the 236th most popular degree in America, with 804 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #237 Comparative Literature, and narrowly lost to #235 Sustainability Studies.

The degree is offered at a total of 25 colleges across the nation, and is the 363rd most widely offered degree. It is not offered at any of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that a tad over 1 in 5 colleges offering forensic psychology are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

The mid east produces the most forensic psychology graduates, largely led by CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, while it’s the City University of New York Athletic Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The College of Saint Rose.

All that being said, no individual school produces more forensic psychology graduates than California Baptist University, which graduated 446 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 forensic psychology). More students studied forensic psychology as a percentage of total students at University of Puerto Rico-Carolina than any other college.

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