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2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

There are about 6,359 students enrolled in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,074

Vs. National Avg.

-87%

popularity Rank

#228

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$27K

Vs. National Avg.

11%

cost Rank

#205

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$45K

Vs. National Avg.

12%

salary Rank

#135

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#197

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

8%

students Rank

#99

SUMMARY

A degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not only a valuable choice, but often a mandatory first step for scholars trying to enter a career as an instructional designer, a workforce insights analyst, or a talent management. Interestingly, industrial and organizational psychology is a ​unique degree coming in at the 329th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 273 industrial and organizational psychology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for industrial and organizational psychology at private schools is, on average, 5.1 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With just 38 colleges offering this degree you may have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other industrial and organizational psychology students, look at institutions in Puerto Rico which have more undergraduates admitted to industrial and organizational psychology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to study industrial and organizational psychology is in the Mid East region with CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Ithaca College, and Albright College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in industrial and organizational psychology is the Commonwealth Conference with Albright College representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best university for industrial and organizational psychology is United States Military Academy. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There are a bunch more perspectives to think about when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely affect your decision on where to go to university. At authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which industrial and organizational psychology school boasts the top college campus, the answer is Ithaca College. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our choice of the college with the best student life for industrial and organizational psychology is Ithaca College. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about Authority's top choices. Many of our conclusions might shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding Ithaca College. Ithaca College&nbspis our most expensive university for industrial and organizational psychology, at least for out of state enrollment. We have a page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that might put the expense of Ithaca College&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you might care to know that industrial and organizational psychology is the 271st most expensive major in the nation, with an average expense of $25,900. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for industrial and organizational psychology nationally is California with expenses at the main college, Concordia University-Irvine, of $35,990. Even more broadly, the most costly region for industrial and organizational psychology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for industrial and organizational psychology is the Mid East region which is represented by CUNY Bernard M Baruch College with a cost of $14,880, Ithaca College with a cost of $45,274, and Albright College with a cost of $24,500. More optimistically, the most affordable college for industrial and organizational psychology is University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $6,900 for a degree in industrial and organizational psychology. The cost swells significantly to an average of $16,400 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our selection for the school representing the best value for industrial and organizational psychology: Ithaca College. Here you will find our comprehensive list of the schools we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. With that said, this section is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for industrial and organizational psychology majors vary a lot, but within two-years of graduation graduates will often earn around $38,100. While there is a lot of variation in salary; top positions can rake in up to $77,300. Right out of school, the lowest end jobs within the industrial and organizational psychology space earn $18,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for industrial and organizational psychology come from CUNY Bernard M Baruch College&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of industrial and organizational psychology ranks subpar, coming in only the 22nd percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for industrial and organizational psychology is Christian Brothers University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Industrial and Organizational Psychology ranks only within the 20th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 24th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 73% of students majoring in industrial and organizational psychology. Additionally, 59% of scholars pursuing an industrial and organizational psychology major are women.

The median rating of industrial and organizational psychology professors is 5 stars, a score that is 25% above the median for every major; this is an exceedingly good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular industrial and organizational psychology instructor in the country, consider looking up Jochen Sokoly at Virginia Commonwealth University. This may come as a shock, but the highest rated industrial and organizational psychology professors according to students are at Virginia Commonwealth University. If we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the best professors for industrial and organizational psychology is United States Military Academy. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for industrial and organizational psychology is United States Military Academy. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you understand that looking at university through a lens primarily built on superlatives might cause issues. We hope you read our more nuanced pages on different topics and explore some of our background pages on essential details to look out for as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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B−

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.maryville.edu/

95%

Acceptance

13,492

Students

#1077

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY | www.westpoint.edu/

9%

Acceptance

4,503

Students

#103

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

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

41%

Acceptance

22,599

Students

#211

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH | https://www.bw.edu/

70%

Acceptance

4,066

Students

#585

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of St Francis

Joliet, IL | https://www.stfrancis.edu/

60%

Acceptance

5,403

Students

#400

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Prescott, AZ | prescott.erau.edu/

67%

Acceptance

3,114

Students

#366

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.umsl.edu/

58%

Acceptance

19,090

Students

#708

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

C

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of Minnesota-Crookston

Crookston, MN | https://www.crk.umn.edu/

72%

Acceptance

3,222

Students

#1445

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

St. Joseph's College-New York

Brooklyn, NY | www.sjcny.edu/

71%

Acceptance

5,901

Students

#441

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS | www.mnu.edu/

64%

Acceptance

3,526

Students

#616

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Madonna University

Livonia, MI | https://www.madonna.edu/

68%

Acceptance

3,893

Students

#1270

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA | https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/

77%

Acceptance

4,169

Students

#424

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

B

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Marywood University

Scranton, PA | www.marywood.edu/

82%

Acceptance

2,976

Students

#735

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA | https://www.sju.edu/

80%

Acceptance

8,436

Students

#196

Ranking

$48K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY | www.ithaca.edu/

76%

Acceptance

6,780

Students

#291

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN | www.southern.edu/

74%

Acceptance

3,257

Students

#920

Ranking

$23K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA | www.lasalle.edu/

76%

Acceptance

7,082

Students

#564

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

D

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO | https://www.nwmissouri.edu/

80%

Acceptance

8,383

Students

#2042

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN | https://www.cbu.edu/

50%

Acceptance

2,296

Students

#464

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ | www.rider.edu/

76%

Acceptance

5,515

Students

#466

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ | https://www.rowan.edu/

78%

Acceptance

23,231

Students

#642

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI | https://www.udmercy.edu/

79%

Acceptance

5,574

Students

#514

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA | https://www.morningside.edu/

69%

Acceptance

3,501

Students

#721

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

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