Mental Health Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there is only one accredited school where mental health classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mental health in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses mental health training at the mental health certificate level.


  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Arkansas 3,450
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Arkansas

3,440 3,040 2,860 2,900 3,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, mental health is a growing field. In Arkansas, 10 more mental health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arkansas, this field has grown by 0% in four years. This is slower than the trend for mental health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$28,758 $29,186 $31,844 $34,056 $35,656
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mental health professionals is increasing in Arkansas. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $28,758 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $35,656 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Arkansas

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 19%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 112% pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health in Arkansas.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Mental Health
School Psychology
Social Work
Sports Psychology

In Arkansas, mental health professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


100% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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