Psychology, humanities programs at Mason rank highly on best value colleges list

George Mason University’s psychology and humanities programs both rank in the top 10 on Payscale’s list of colleges that have the best return on investment 20 years after graduation.

George Mason’s humanities programs rank fourth for in-state students and eighth for out-of-state students on Payscale’s best value colleges for humanities majors list, according to the 2016 College ROI report, released this week by the company.

The psychology program at Mason ranks fourth for in-state students and sixth for out-of-state students.

In-state humanities and psychology students have a $456,000 return on investment after graduation with an average student loan amount of $30,100.

See Payscale’s full rankings list for psychology programs here.

Humanities rankings can be found here.

Humanities and psychology graduates who were out-of-state students have a $382,000 ROI after 20 years, with about $30,000 in student loans.

Both programs are housed in Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.