Washington contains seventeen schools that offer mental health programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking mental health school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 mental health schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Mental Health students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 570 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $173,150. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $70,680/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from mental health, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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