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School Psychology Schools

There are 240 accredited school psychology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of school psychology classes at one of these schools, you play a important role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in school psychology academia which includes school psychology training at the following levels:

  • School Psychology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in School Psychology
  • Masters degree in School Psychology
  • PhD degree in School Psychology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for School psychology professionals

97,330 95,120 97,880 98,330 100,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

100,700 school psychology professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. The number of school psychology professionals has grown by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for School psychology professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by school psychology professionals, in 2010, was $66,810. This is 6% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For School Psychology

$59,440 $62,210 $64,140 $66,040 $66,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

School psychology professionals' salaries have grown by 12% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National School Psychology Student enrollment growth by degree

0 0 0 0 0
207 193 177 155 157
566 624 669 680 777
2,701 2,691 2,846 2,964 2,997
843 895 813 967 934
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in School Psychology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in School Psychology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in School Psychology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in School Psychology
  • Grey: Certificate in School Psychology

The career outlook for school psychology professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 4,317 students who graduated from school psychology degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 4,865 students graduating from school psychology schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 13% growth in the number of school psychology graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from school psychology courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

School Psychology Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering school psychology programs has decreased. There were 230 school psychology schools across the country in 2006. And there were 240 schools in 2010.

School Psychology Faculty Salaries

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