Mental Health in Oregon

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in mental health. That means an estimated 59 mental health counselors graduate from Oregon's 3 mental health schools each year.

Top Schools

Lewis & Clark College, which is located in Portland, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a mental health program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lewis & Clark College graduated 38 students from its mental health program. Students at Lewis & Clark College paid $36,632 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a mental health program is George Fox University, which is located in Newberg. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. Students at George Fox University paid $27,970 per year in tuition fees.

Mt Hood Community College, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a mental health program. It is located in Gresham. In 2010, 21 students graduated from Mt Hood Community College mental health program. Tuition at Mt Hood Community College was $3,769 per year.

Cost

Mental health schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $22,790 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,632 per year, or as little as $3,769 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon mental health schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  2. George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
  3. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year

The following Oregon mental health schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year
  2. George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
  3. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year

A mental health degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mental health school in Oregon go on to work as a mental health counselor. 2,080 mental health counselors were working in Oregon in 2010. The largest populations of Oregon mental health counselors are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,280 mental health counselors
  2. Lane County - 310 mental health counselors
  3. Baker County - 170 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,030 mental health counselors working in the Oregon then.

Salary

A mental health counselor in Oregon earns $47,860 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. mental health counselors in Oregon had varying salaries from $18,810 to $99,500 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for mental health counselors:

  1. Marion County - $57,820 per year
  2. Linn County - $51,010 per year
  3. Lane County - $50,750 per year

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

  1. Douglas County - $28,280 per year
  2. Jackson County - $43,330 per year
  3. Baker County - $46,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in Oregon 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Mental Health in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,764 miles from location Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 73.1463 14% 3,523
7,781 miles from location George Fox University Newberg OR 30.8006 39% 3,388
 

Curious what studying Mental Health gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 2,110 $37,610 -8.7%
2
Mental Health Counselors + 2,080 $47,860
3
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors + 1,290 $44,060 -4.4%
4
Psychiatric Aides + 720 $28,920 100.0%
5
Psychiatric Technicians + 400 $39,030
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mental health related jobs in Oregon