Alabama contains three schools that offer mental health programs. The University of Alabama, the highest-ranking mental health school in AL, has a total student population of 28,699 and is the 839th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 mental health schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Alabama comes out as the most expensive ($14,984/yr), with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $11,131/yr.
Mental Health students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 260 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $164,210. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $76,500/yr and there are 500 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from mental health, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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