Arkansas contains two schools that offer mental health programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking mental health school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 mental health schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harding University comes out as the most expensive ($13,745/yr), with University of Arkansas Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $10,892/yr.
Mental Health students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 100 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $140,920. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $69,980/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from mental health, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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