Alaska contains two schools that offer mental health programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking mental health school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 mental health schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Mental Health students from Alaska schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 30 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $204,140. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $76,480/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from mental health, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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