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Mental Health Schools in California

There are 18 California schools offering mental health programs. In 2010, 961 students graduated with degrees from California mental health schools. 620 of all these students graduated with certificates and 231 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 696 students graduate from mental health programs in California per year. This accounts for 20% of mental health students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 620 students graduated with mental health certificates, 110 with a degree at the associate's level, and 231 with a degree at the master's level.

18 mental health schools are located in this state. Out of these, while 12 schools are public, six schools are private. Tuition at a private mental health school is $19,812.

Average tuition for programs in mental health is $19,812.

Schools in California offer certificates, associates degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing mental health.

Mental Health Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 696 students graduate from mental health programs in California per year. This accounts for 20% of mental health students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 620 students graduated with mental health certificates, 110 with a degree at the associate's level, and 231 with a degree at the master's level.

Mental Health Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 441
  • Certificate 2007: 275
  • Certificate 2008: 386
  • Certificate 2009: 508
  • Certificate 2010: 620
  • Associate 2006: 45
  • Associate 2007: 62
  • Associate 2008: 46
  • Associate 2009: 56
  • Associate 2010: 110
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 231

Mental Health Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 26 programs in mental health. Of these programs, approximately 50% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Mental Health Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 13
  • Associate: 8
  • Master: 5

Career Trends

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health Counselors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24650
  • 25th Percentile: 29980
  • Median: 40030
  • 75th Percentile: 57120
  • 90th Percentile: 84700

Psychiatrists — Salary by Percentile

Psychiatrists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 67830
  • 25th Percentile: 94960
  • Median: 166400
  • 75th Percentile: 166400
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

Mental Health Counselors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36350
  • Median Salary 2007: 40700
  • Median Salary 2008: 41280
  • Median Salary 2009: 43860
  • Median Salary 2010: 40030
  • Total Employed 2006: 10310
  • Total Employed 2007: 9360
  • Total Employed 2008: 9810
  • Total Employed 2009: 9420
  • Total Employed 2010: 8450

Psychiatrists — Employment Trend

Psychiatrists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 145600
  • Median Salary 2007: 145600
  • Median Salary 2008: 154130
  • Median Salary 2009: 166400
  • Median Salary 2010: 166400
  • Total Employed 2006: 2460
  • Total Employed 2007: 2480
  • Total Employed 2008: 2840
  • Total Employed 2009: 3260
  • Total Employed 2010: 4260

California vs National Mental Health Employment

California vs National Mental Health Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.557% (12710)

Mental Health Schools in California

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1. Argosy University - San Francisco Bay Area

1005 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 217-4700

Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area is located in the suburbs of Alameda, California and it offers one program in mental health. This school is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mental health.

2. Argosy University - Los Angeles

5230 Pacific Concourse- Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 531-9700

Argosy University-Los Angeles is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California and it offers one program in mental health. 555 students pursue degrees in 17 programs at Argosy, overall. This very small school is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering mental health programs.

3. The West Hills College Coalinga

300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 934-2000

The West Hills College Coalinga offers two mental health programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in mental health by it and one associate's level mental health degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

4. Argosy University - Orange County

601 South Lewis Street
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 620-3700

Argosy University-Orange County is located in the suburbs of Orange, California and it offers one program in mental health. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of California offering mental health.

5. Porterville College

100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 791-2200

Porterville College is 1.2 miles from the center of the city and it offers one mental health program. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering mental health in terms of programs.

6. Hacienda La Puente Adult Education

14101 E. Nelson Ave
La Puente, CA 91746-0002
(626) 934-2871

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education is located in the suburbs of La Puente, California and it offers one program in mental health. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

7. The Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

2121 S El Camino Real Bldg C 2000
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 685-6616x102

The Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, which is near the center of the city, is in San Mateo, CA and it offers one mental health program. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

8. Argosy University - Inland Empire

636 East Brier Dr- Suite 120
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 915-3800

Argosy University-Inland Empire, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Bernardino, CA and Argosy offers one mental health program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. Argosy ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

9. The California Nurses Educational Institute

68-860 Perez Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 416-5955

The California Nurses Educational Institute is a for-profit 2-year institution, founded in 1976. It is in the suburbs of Cathedral City, California. This school offers subjects such as nursing assisting, mental health, and practical nursing. This school offers students four certificates. 161 students sought degrees from the four programs at this school in 2010. This school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

10. Yuba College

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Yuba College is located in the suburbs of Marysville, California. This college offers two mental health programs. More specifically, this college offers students one certificate in mental health and one associate's level mental health degree. It is a public 2-year institution. This big college ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

11. Argosy University - San Diego

1615 Murray Canyon Road- Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 321-3000

Argosy University-San Diego is near the center of the city and it offers one program in mental health. In terms of enrollment, Argosy ranks fifth in the state of California.

12. Napa Valley College

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558-6236
(707) 253-3000

Napa Valley College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in mental health. Of those, this college offers one certificate in mental health to students and one associate's level mental health degree. 6,350 students seek degrees in 71 programs at this community college, overall. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mental health.

13. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Cypress College is located in the suburbs of Cypress, California. It offers two programs in mental health. More specifically, students are offered one mental health certificate by it and one mental health degree at the associate's level. Overall, 16,153 students seek degrees in 115 Cypress College programs. This community college ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

14. Cuesta College

Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
(805) 546-3100x3946

Cuesta College offers two programs in mental health. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in mental health by it and one associate's level degree in mental health. This public school is located in San Luis Obispo, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering mental health programs.

15. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two programs in mental health. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in mental health by this college and one degree at the associate's level in mental health. 29,064 students pursue degrees in 154 Mt. San Antonio College programs, overall. This college is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mental health.

16. Mission College

3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
(408) 988-2200

Mission College, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Santa Clara, CA. This college offers two mental health programs. More specifically, students are offered one mental health certificate by it and one associate's level degree in mental health. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this big college is the third largest institution in the state of California offering mental health.

17. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College offers one program in mental health and it is near the heart of downtown. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the second largest institution in the state of California offering mental health.

18. San Bernardino Valley College

701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410-2798
(909) 384-4400

San Bernardino Valley College is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two mental health programs. More specifically, this community college offers students one certificate in mental health and one associate's level degree in mental health. 13,822 students seek degrees in 112 San Bernardino Valley College programs, overall. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in mental health.

19. San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5151

San Joaquin Delta College, which is 3.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Stockton, CA and it offers one program in mental health. It is a public 2-year institution.