Mental Health Schools In Mississippi

Mississippi has is only one accredited mental health school where mental health faculty who teach mental health classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of mental health and mental health training in Mississippi, which includes mental health training at the mental health masters degree level.


  1. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Mississippi 8,530
National 445,580

Approximately 2% of the country's mental health professionals work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Mississippi

7,750 7,890 8,050 8,590 8,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, mental health is a growing field. There were 780 more mental health professionals working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 10%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of mental health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of mental health professionals has grown by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$26,576 $28,872 $29,406 $29,174 $29,218
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mental health professionals is increasing in Mississippi. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $26,576 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $29,218 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Mississippi

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This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mental health professionals earning 105% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Mississippi

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

In Mississippi, mental health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited mental health school in Mississippi state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 11 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Mississippi and in 2010 there were 5 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 55%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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