Mental Health Schools In Missouri

In Missouri, there are 3 accredited schools where mental health classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Missouri's mental health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in mental health includes mental health training at the following levels:

  • Mental Health Certificate
  • Associates degree in Mental Health
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


  1. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Metropolitan Community College-Longview

    500 Longview Rd, Lees Summit, Missouri 64081-2105

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2429

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Missouri 11,810
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Missouri.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Missouri

11,010 12,150 12,540 12,620 11,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, the field of mental health is growing. 800 more mental health professionals were working in Missouri in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has grown by 7% in Missouri. This growth is slower than the national trend for mental health professionals which shows a 12% increase in the number of mental health professionals working around the nation.

Mental Health VS. All Professions salaries in Missouri

$31,374 $31,468 $30,970 $30,142 $31,268
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to mental health professionals are declining in Missouri. In 2006 mental health professionals made a mean salary of $31,374 per year, and in 2010 they made $31,268 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Missouri

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90th percentile

Thus, mental health professionals' salaries declined by 0% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Missouri state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Missouri

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

In Missouri, 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 Missouri


As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Missouri state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited mental health schools in Missouri state is also increasing. In 2006, 4 students graduated from mental health courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 8 students graduated.

Thus there was a 100% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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