Who We Are
Psychology.org is a comprehensive online resource for current and future students earning college degrees in psychology. Our free, data-driven guides and rankings highlight the nation's top programs and cover a wide breadth of student topics, including coursework and concentration options, tuition and costs, and financial aid opportunities. We also offer in-depth career profiles and licensure information geared toward degree-holding graduates who have entered the workforce.
Our top priority is to maintain editorial independence and transparency throughout the site. We strive to produce honest, unbiased content to help students and graduates launch successful careers. Our expert fact-finders curate information and data from an array of reputable sources, which allows us to offer accurate school and program recommendations based on geographic location, financial need, career goals, and other individual factors.
How We Make Money
We generate revenue by advertising psychology degree programs at certain colleges and universities. These schools pay Psychology.org in exchange for student referrals. We may receive compensation whenever a site visitor uses our program search tool or interacts with advertisements on our guide and ranking pages.
To minimize confusion for our readers, we have taken measures to differentiate these advertisements from our unbiased editorial content. Every advertisement is clearly labeled as an "ad" or "advertisement disclosure." Furthermore, our advertising relationships with degree-granting institutions never influence our content. Every school is evaluated and ranked using a proprietary evaluation system to ensure objective, bias-free findings.
How We Maintain Editorial Independence
The ranking methodology we use to assess schools and psychology programs takes dozens of factors into account. These include tuition and other costs, course sizes, faculty reputation, and resources for online learners. Once we complete our evaluations, each school receives an overall score that determines its order in our rankings. Our writers, editors, and fact-finders only use reliable data sources. Our most-cited sources include the National Center for Education Statistics, the Common Data Set Initiative, and Peterson's.
In addition to rigorous standards for sources, Psychology.org contributors also abide by the following editorial guidelines:
- We never rank any school or program based on an advertising relationship with that institution. Period.
- Every college and university undergoes the same comprehensive evaluation system before we add it to a guide or ranking page. This ensures that no school receives preferential treatment.
- Because we value editorial independence and transparency, our editors frequently evaluate the site's content for accuracy, recency, and bias. We also hold our contributors to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and fair, balanced reporting.
- As an added quality assurance measure, we never include a school in our rankings unless it is fully accredited at the national or regional level.
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