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Mental Health Schools In Kansas

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


  1. Emporia State University

    1200 Commercial, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kansas Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Kansas 2,570
National 445,580

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

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Kansas

3,610 3,930 2,520 3,650 2,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kansas, mental health is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 1,040 less mental health professionals working in Kansas than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has shrunk by 29% in Kansas. This is faster 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 Kansas

$29,978 $30,978 $31,758 $33,524 $34,288
$41,394 $43,120 $44,217 $45,570 $46,014
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mental Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of mental health professionals is declining, the salaries paid to mental health professionals are increasing in Kansas. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $29,978 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $34,288 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Kansas

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This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid mental health professionals earning 89% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kansas state.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Kansas

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

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of mental health professionals is decreasing in Kansas state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited mental health school in Kansas state is increasing. In 2006 there were 8 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Kansas and in 2010 there were 14 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Kansas by 75%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Kansas

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