Mental Health Schools In Texas

In Texas, there are 16 accredited schools where mental health classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Texas' 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
  • Bachelors degree in Mental Health
  • Masters degree in Mental Health


Schools

  1. Alvin Community College

    3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, Texas 77511-4898

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  2. Del Mar College

    101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897

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  3. El Paso Community College

    919 Hunter Drive, El Paso, Texas 79915-1908

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  4. Houston Community College

    3100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

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  5. McLennan Community College

    1400 College Dr, Waco, Texas 76708

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  6. Lone Star College System

    5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399

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  7. Saint Edward's University

    3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704

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  8. San Jacinto Community College

    8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, Texas 77501-2007

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  9. St Marys University

    One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8572

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  10. South Plains College

    1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, Texas 79336

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  11. Southern Methodist University

    6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

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  12. Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    1200 Sycamore, Waxahachie, Texas 75165

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  13. Stephen F Austin State University

    2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

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  14. Tarrant County College District

    1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6524

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  15. Wharton County Junior College

    911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, Texas 77488

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  16. Argosy University-Dallas

    5001 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Heritage Square, Suite 230, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Texas 26,390
National 445,580

Approximately 6% of the country's mental health professionals work in Texas state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Texas

14,210 14,690 21,220 25,200 26,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is growing in Texas. In Texas, 12,180 more mental health professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 86% growth in the field. This growth is faster 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 Texas

$22,408 $30,450 $28,158 $29,342 $29,744
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in Texas. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $22,408 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $29,744 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$19,880
25th percentile
$23,500
50th percentile
$28,034
75th percentile
$34,086
90th percentile
$43,352

Thus, there was a 25% growth in mental health professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Texas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of mental health. The pay differential between the highest paid mental health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 118%

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Texas

Clinical Psychology
$58,468
Counseling
$50,290
Forensic Psychology
$73,485
Mental Health
$29,744
Organizational Psychology
$84,250
Psychology
$77,073
School Psychology
$64,510
Social Work
$43,120
Sports Psychology
$64,510

Mental health professionals in Texas earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
10
bachelor
1
master
5
doctor
0
Certificate
7
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As the number of mental health professionals is increasing in Texas state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited mental health schools in Texas state is decreasing. In Texas, there were 216 graduates in 2006. And there were 179 graduates from mental health courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Texas by 17%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a associate's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Texas

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