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Psychology Schools in Kansas

The following guide to psychology schools in Kansas is designed to provide you with important information that will help you make an informed decision on the best undergraduate or graduate psychology programs in Kansas for your career goals.

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Kansas Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Kansas

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Newman University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Kansas (#37)
  • Wichita State University (#189)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • Fort Hays State University (#23)3

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • University of Kansas (#201-250)5

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Kansas schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Washburn University ($12,473 / Grad rate: 54%)
  • Fort Hays State University ($13,322 / Grad rate: 51%)
  • Wichita State University ($13,553 / Grad rate: 52%)
  • Kansas Christian College ($14,213 / Grad rate: 9%)
  • Emporia State University ($14,854 / Grad rate: 52%)
  • Central Christian College of Kansas ($15,732 / Grad rate: 31%)
  • Pittsburg State University ($16,725 / Grad rate: 56%)
  • Newman University ($18,792 / Grad rate: 52%)
  • Kansas State University ($18,855 / Grad rate: 69%)
  • University of Kansas ($18,950 / Grad rate: 67%)1

Top 10 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Kansas

This table compares the top 10 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Kansas based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price below $31,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
Washburn University54%N.Av.$18,127$47,031$19,194$30,478$12,473
Fort Hays State University51%88%$21,000$44,617$13,911$24,351$13,322
Wichita State University52%95%$20,500$50,739$21,476$30,836$13,553
Emporia State University52%96%$19,500$43,438$16,309$24,226$14,854
Pittsburg State University56%86%$18,969$47,714$17,396$29,080$16,725
Newman University52%51%$20,801$51,255$44,044$44,044$18,792
Kansas State University69%95%$21,250$54,472$20,548$36,619$18,855
University of Kansas67%88%$21,000$58,993$21,303$38,171$18,950
Bethel College-North Newton52%97%$24,000$49,126$41,500$41,500$24,630
Benedictine College68%99%$24,599$48,297$45,300$45,300$30,067

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Kansas

This table compares all of Kansas’ graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Emporia State UniversityMS, EdS$266
Fort Hays State UniversityMS$261
Kansas State UniversityMS, PhD$600
Pittsburg State UniversityMS, EdS$511
University of Kansas (Clinical Child Psych PhD)APA, MPCAC, NASPMA, MS, EdS, PhD100%5$437
University of Kansas (Clinical PhD)APA, MPCAC, NASPMA, MS, EdS, PhD95%20$437
University of Kansas (Counseling PhD)APA, MPCAC, NASPMA, MS, EdS, PhD92%12$437
University of Saint MaryMA$655
Washburn UniversityMA$467
Wichita State UniversityAPA, NASPEdS, MEd, EdD, PhD$326

Kansas Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Fort Hays State University
600 Park St
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-3478
https://www.fhsu.edu/

Student Review: “The psychology program at Fort Hays State University offered many benefits to me as an undergrad. First, the low student-to-teacher ratio allowed me to work closely with my advisor as well as allow for easy back-and-forth communication. There was an opportunity to join the Psychology Club that I took advantage of by running for office. The one recommendation would be to offer a tutoring program for advanced classes. My overall experience was very positive and I would recommend it to anyone interested in psychology.” -Student at Fort Hays State University
stars-4

Kansas University
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2700
https://www.ku.edu/

Student Review: “My experience at the University of Kansas psychology dept was astounding. Having two campuses around was surely a great help. All of my professors were extremely helpful, insightful, and reassuring in times of struggle. The facilities are amazing and the classes were pretty much grade A. There were a few professors in particular that really opened my eyes to new concepts in psychology that I had never heard of, all while retaining the old world knowledge and tried and true practices in teaching. We conducted some truly great experiments and even uncovered a few new facts about psychology through some of our studies. All in all, I would say my time spent at KU was very well invested.” -Student at Kansas University
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*Table Notes:
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf