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Mental Health Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 5 accredited mental health schools 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 Minnesota, which includes mental health training at the following levels:


  1. Walden University

    155 Fifth Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Argosy University-Twin Cities

    1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Minnesota 6,120
National 445,580

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

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Minnesota

6,300 6,480 6,220 6,350 6,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is shrinking in Minnesota. There were 180 less mental health professionals working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of mental health has shrunk by 3% in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota

$36,718 $39,284 $40,902 $39,858 $40,430
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
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 Minnesota. Mental health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $36,718 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,430 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. 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 101% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Minnesota

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

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited mental health schools in Minnesota is increasing. In 2006 there were 23 mental health graduates from mental health courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 311 graduates.

Thus there was a 1252% percent increase in the number of mental health school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned an master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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