Best Colleges with Gerontology Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Gerontology, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Gerontology is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Gerontology degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Gerontology degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Gerontology.

The Best Gerontology Colleges of 2017

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

University of Southern California offers 4 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 99 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 75 Master's degrees, 11 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Certificates degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 1 Gerontology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 2 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 1 Gerontology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
5 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University offers 2 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL

University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 4 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 43 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 28 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
7 Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH

Miami University-Oxford offers 4 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 12 Master's degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
8 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 2 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 8 Certificates degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
9 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 3 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
10 University of North Texas Denton, TX

University of North Texas offers 4 Gerontology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Gerontology with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Doctoral degree, 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of Gerontology Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
5/5
9 : 1 11,340
University Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
22 : 1 42,067
Miami University-Oxford Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH
3/5
19 : 1 19,076
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
University of North Texas University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
31 : 1 37,299
University Logo University of Georgia Athens, GA
3/5
18 : 1 36,130
Hofstra University Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
5/5
16 : 1 10,814
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
3/5
22 : 1 16,908
University of Maryland-Baltimore County University of Maryland-Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
3/5
23 : 1 13,839
Purdue University-Main Campus Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
3/5
20 : 1 40,472
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
University of South Carolina-Columbia University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC
3/5
20 : 1 33,724
Madonna University Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
19 : 1 3,704
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
3/5
17 : 1 29,727
University of North Carolina Wilmington University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC
2/5
21 : 1 14,918
Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN
3/5
23 : 1 48,514
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
University of Utah University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
19 : 1 31,592

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Getting a Gerontology Degree Online

Schools offering online Gerontology degrees

Online Gerontology degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 43 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Gerontology 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
University of Nebraska at Omaha 31 0 5 7 0
Ashford University 0 0 29 0 0
Brenau University 1 0 0 28 0
Capella University 0 0 0 23 0
Webster University 1 0 0 21 0
How many schools offer online Gerontology degrees?
  • 24 Certificates
  • 3 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 12 Master's

What degrees do people get in Gerontology?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 15 Colleges 41 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 43 Colleges 348 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 137 Colleges 441 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 11 Colleges 26 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 59 Colleges 457 Graduates

Gerontology Degree Overview

When going for a Gerontology degree, know that there are many opportunities for a traditional degree as well as higher education choices. Earning a degree in Gerontology may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is typical to obtain advanced degrees alongside the traditional. The standard Gerontology degree earned was a master's degree, however, schools more commonly offer a certificate. The second most popular Gerontology degree that people acquire is a certificate. While a master's degree is slightly more popular, both are very typical options. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. Keeping in mind what you hope to achieve by earning a degree in Gerontology, look to choose a degree at a school that can meet your flexibility and schedule needs.

Average cost of college for a Gerontology degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,143 Public In-State
$8,425 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,655 Public In-State
$27,864 Private In-State
$19,826 Public Out-of-State
$27,864 Private Out-of-State
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