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Mental Health Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, which includes mental health training at the mental health masters degree level.


  1. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Mental Health Employment

Rhode Island 2,190
National 445,580

Of all of the mental health professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Mental health professionals In Rhode Island

2,440 2,640 2,410 2,320 2,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of mental health professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. There were 250 less mental health professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Rhode Island, this field has shrunk by 10% in four years. This decline 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 Rhode Island

$39,163 $40,110 $39,838 $40,658 $42,458
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
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 Rhode Island. The mean salary for mental health professionals in 2006 was $39,163 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,458 per year.

Salary percentiles for Mental health professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Rhode Island state, within the field of mental health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid mental health professionals earn 119% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Mental health professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

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

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

Educational Trends

Mental Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the only accredited mental health school in Rhode Island is decreasing.

This represents a 100% decrease in the number of mental health degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. 100% of these graduates received a master's degree in mental health.

Mental Health Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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