Best Colleges with Optometry Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Optometry, you'll find there are a few degrees that can be earned. A major in Optometry is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Optometry 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 Optometry degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Optometry.

The Best Optometry Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 2 Optometry Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 78 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 61 Doctoral degrees, and 17 Certificates degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
2 Illinois College of Optometry Chicago, IL

Illinois College of Optometry offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a private university in a large city. In 2015, 154 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 154 Doctoral degrees.

3 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 84 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 84 Doctoral degrees.

4 Southern College of Optometry Memphis, TN

Southern College of Optometry offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a private university in a large city. In 2015, 130 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 130 Doctoral degrees.

5 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 64 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 164 Reviews
6 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN

Indiana University-Bloomington offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 75 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 75 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 112 Reviews
7 Marshall B Ketchum University Fullerton, CA

Marshall B Ketchum University offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 96 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 96 Doctoral degrees.

8 New England College of Optometry Boston, MA

New England College of Optometry offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a private university in a large city. In 2015, 123 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 123 Doctoral degrees.

9 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 95 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 95 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 University of Houston Houston, TX

University of Houston offers 1 Optometry Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 92 students graduated in the study area of Optometry with students earning 92 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews

List of Optometry Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Illinois College of Optometry Illinois College of Optometry Chicago, IL 11 : 1 647
Pacific University Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
5/5
12 : 1 3,810
Southern College of Optometry Southern College of Optometry Memphis, TN 10 : 1 528
Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
15 : 1 58,663
Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN
3/5
23 : 1 48,514
Marshall B Ketchum University Marshall B Ketchum University Fullerton, CA 10 : 1 460
New England College of Optometry New England College of Optometry Boston, MA 11 : 1 511
Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
22 : 1 23,236
University of Houston University of Houston Houston, TX
3/5
30 : 1 42,704
SUNY College of Optometry SUNY College of Optometry New York, NY 5 : 1 381
University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
2/5
8 : 1 18,333
Salus University Salus University Elkins Park, PA 12 : 1 1,121
University of the Incarnate Word University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
5/5
19 : 1 8,666
University of Missouri-St Louis University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, MO
3/5
28 : 1 16,738
Northeastern State University Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
2/5
23 : 1 8,251
Ferris State University Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
3/5
20 : 1 14,715
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry Bayamon, PR 9 : 1 233
Western University of Health Sciences Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA 14 : 1 3,876
Midwestern University-Glendale Midwestern University-Glendale Glendale, AZ 12 : 1 3,295

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What degrees do people get in Optometry?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 17 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 20 Colleges 1,549 Graduates

Optometry Degree Overview

When going for a Optometry degree, know that obtaining a traditional degree is very typical. Earning a degree in Optometry may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is typical to obtain advanced degrees alongside the traditional. The standard Optometry degree earned was a doctoral degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Optometry degree that people acquire is a certificate. While a doctoral degree is the likely degree choice, earning a certificate degree isn't out of the question. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Optometry that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Optometry degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,541 Public In-State
$29,154 Private In-State
$23,927 Public Out-of-State
$29,154 Private Out-of-State
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