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Forbes Article Features Study that Ranks CSU Psychology Program One of the Nation’s Best Public College Values for 2021

Published Wednesday, February 03rd, 2021

A recent Forbes article featured a study that named Coppin State University (CSU) as one of the nation’s best public colleges for psychology majors for 2021.

The study, conducted by, analyzed more than 100 colleges in the United States, using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, (NES) of colleges with a selective fall 2019 admission rate of less than 40 percent. The data was evaluated in terms of their affordability and academic quality, specifically in the area of psychology bachelor’s programs. The study found that a variety of colleges, both public and private, that effectively combine affordability and solid education, with large numbers or percentages of students completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  CSU’s Psychology Program was among the top of the best colleges.

The Forbes article, “Affordable, Best Colleges For Psychology in 2021,” focused on the best bang for the buck in Psychology because the psychology major has been an increasingly popular major for undergraduate students since the 1970s.  

“The psychology program at Coppin State University is both a popular major as well as a popular minor and a preferred curiosity in general education. The department’s undergraduate major in Rehabilitation Services and the master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling and Addictions Counseling is just as popular among our students as evidenced by the high number of students in psychology,” said Dr. Beverly O’Bryant, CSU College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, dean.  

“We are pleased to see this confirmation to the commitment we place in working hard every day to provide the very best teaching and learning experience for our students.  Our faculty and staff across the college are focused on ensuring that our students have the very best educational opportunities for success,” O’Bryant said.

To be considered for the study, colleges had to be four-year public or private not-for-profit institutions. Military academies such as West Point were excluded. All colleges were evaluated, scored, and ranked based on: (1) cost of tuition for the academic year 2019-2020, (2) percent admitted to the college in fall 2019, (3) percent admitted who enrolled in the college in fall 2019, (4) number of bachelor's degrees awarded in psychology in the academic year 2018-2019, (5) total bachelor's degrees awarded in the academic year 2018-2019, and (6) percent of bachelor's degrees awarded that were in a psychology program.