Best Psychology Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Psychology degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 195 Psychology schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Psychology Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 5 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 639 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 582 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Master's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
2 California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
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California State University-Northridge offers 3 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 784 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 729 Bachelor's degrees, and 55 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
3 Ashford University San Diego, CA

Ashford University offers 2 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,003 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 1,003 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
4 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 4 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 481 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 461 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
5 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
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University of California-Berkeley offers 4 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 409 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 389 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
6 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 3 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 587 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 557 Bachelor's degrees, and 30 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
7 California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA

California State University-Fullerton offers 3 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 595 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 576 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
8 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California-Santa Cruz offers 4 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 498 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 492 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
9 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 3 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 514 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 456 Bachelor's degrees, and 58 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
10 University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA

University of California-Riverside offers 4 Psychology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 416 students graduated in the study area of Psychology with students earning 391 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

List of all Psychology Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
Ashford University Ashford University San Diego, CA
3/5
37 : 1 42,452
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
University of California-Santa Cruz University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
27 : 1 17,868
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
California State University-San Bernardino California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
2/5
33 : 1 20,024
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of California-Merced University of California-Merced Merced, CA
3/5
21 : 1 6,685
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
California State University-Channel Islands California State University-Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
2/5
25 : 1 6,167
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944

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Additional Psychology Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Psychology degrees

Online Psychology degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 902 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Psychology degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Ashford University 0 0 902 0 0
Brandman University 0 0 193 0 0
National University 0 0 188 65 0
California Baptist University 0 0 115 0 0
Foothill College 0 90 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online Psychology degrees?
  • 6 Associate's
  • 7 Bachelor's
  • 3 Master's

What Psychology degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 105 Colleges 5,050 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 91 Colleges 13,401 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 7 Colleges 102 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 17 Colleges 179 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 45 Colleges 1,070 Graduates
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