Mental Health in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Louisiana


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Louisiana receive mental health degrees every year. Thus, Louisiana's 3 mental health schools put out approximately 13 mental health counselors each year.

Top Schools

Xavier University of Louisiana, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a mental health program. It is located in New Orleans. no students graduated with a degree in mental health from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2010. Students at Xavier University of Louisiana paid $17,100 per year in tuition fees.

University of Louisiana Monroe, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a mental health program. It is located in Monroe. Students at University of Louisiana Monroe paid $4,636 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana with a mental health program is Southern University and A & M College, which is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 13 students graduated with degree in mental health from Southern University and A & M College in 2010. Students at Southern University and A & M College paid $4,584 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Mental health schools in Louisiana, charge students an average tuition of $8,773 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $17,100 per year, or as little as $4,584 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Louisiana mental health schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Xavier University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $17,100 per year
  2. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year
  3. Southern University and A & M College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $4,584 per year

The mental health schools in Louisiana that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Southern University and A & M College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $4,584 per year
  2. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year
  3. Xavier University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $17,100 per year

A mental health degree from a Louisiana school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mental health school in Louisiana go on to work as a mental health counselor. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Louisiana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,200 Louisiana mental health counselors as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana mental health counselors:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 680 mental health counselors
  2. Grant County - 350 mental health counselors
  3. Bienville County - 230 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,230 mental health counselors working in the Louisiana then.

Salary

A mental health counselor in Louisiana makes an average of $32,670 per year. However, this number is only an average. mental health counselors in Louisiana had varying salaries from $16,050 to $60,400 per year in 2010. The counties in Louisiana with the highest average salary for a mental health counselor are:

  1. Ouachita County - $44,250 per year
  2. Ascension County - $43,590 per year
  3. Bossier County - $39,030 per year

A mental health counselor in the following counties in Louisiana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Allen County - $26,470 per year
  2. Tangipahoa County - $27,990 per year
  3. Lafayette County - $29,050 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or clinical psychology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,346 miles from location University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe LA 25.1569 67% 9,004
6,296 miles from location Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge LA 24.8704 62% 7,619
6,232 miles from location Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans LA 54.3625 35% 3,338
 

Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Louisiana

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Psychiatric Aides + 2,300 $22,340 20.4%
2
Mental Health Counselors + 2,200 $32,670
3
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 1,650 $40,990
4
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors + 870 $38,450 22.5%
5
Psychiatric Technicians + 720 $27,900 -33.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in Louisiana