Psychology in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 1.5% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in psychology. Thus, Tennessee's 41 psychology schools put out approximately 2,213 psychology professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a psychology program is Vanderbilt University, which is located in Nashville. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. In 2010, 130 students graduated from Vanderbilt University's psychology program. Tuition at Vanderbilt University was $39,930 per year.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a psychology program is Rhodes College, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. 32 students graduated with degree in psychology from Rhodes College in 2010. Rhodes College charged in-state students $34,580 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a psychology program is Sewanee-The University of the South. Sewanee-The University of the South, which was ranked 26th in the country in 2010, is located in Sewanee. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Sewanee-The University of the South psychology program. Sewanee-The University of the South charged in-state students $35,862 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Psychology schools in Tennessee, charge students an average tuition of $16,357 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,930 per year, or as little as $5,704 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South - located in Sewanee, students are charged $35,862 per year
  3. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year

The following Tennessee psychology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  2. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  3. Tennessee Technological University - located in Cookeville, students are charged $5,828 per year

A psychology degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Tennessee psychology professionals:

  1. Cannon County - 420 psychology professionals
  2. Crittenden County - 290 psychology professionals
  3. Anderson County - 170 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of psychology professionals in Tennessee will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,000 psychology professionals working in Tennessee.

Salary

On average, psychology professionals earn a salary of $70,535 per year in Tennessee state. But, salaries for psychology professional can vary. In 2010, psychology professional made as little as less than $22,890 per year or as much as more than $107,520 per year in Tennessee. On average psychology professional earn the most in the following Tennessee counties:

  1. Anderson County - $73,240 per year
  2. Cannon County - $70,110 per year
  3. Chester County - $66,110 per year

Psychology professionals in the following counties in Tennessee make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Campbell County - $49,150 per year
  2. Bedford County - $51,380 per year
  3. Benton County - $51,700 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $80,090 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $60,980 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $80,090 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $60,980 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Tennessee
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 1,230 $60,980 -10.2%
2
Psychologists, All Other 140 $80,090 55.6%
 

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