Liberal Arts is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #302 most popular doctor's degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.
In 2023, College Factual analyzed 2 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Liberal Arts Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 29 doctor's degrees in liberal arts during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on liberal arts students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - How many other liberal arts students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized liberal arts related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for liberal arts students working on their doctor's degree.
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Liberal Arts Doctor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
Featured Liberal Arts Programs
Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.