Lincoln, NE (population: 257,612) has one mental health school within its city limits. University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Mental Health students from Lincoln 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.
Lincoln lies in Lancaster county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Lincoln area has 161,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.14/hr average worker wage, and a $37,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ends up costing a student $12,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lincoln|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||52.2 miles|
|Grand Island||NE||47,293||1||18.9094||48||88.1 miles|