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How will your school psychology education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the school psychology education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 240 traditional school psychology schools in the US.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with school psychology programs were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In the US, 4,865 students graduated from school psychology programs in 2010. Of these students, 934 graduated from certificate programs in school psychology, 157 graduated from undergraduate programs in school psychology, and 3,774 graduated from graduate-level programs in school psychology.


Students can pursue education in school psychology at the following levels:

  • Bachelor's Degree in School Psychology
  • Master's Degree in School Psychology
  • Doctoral Degree in School Psychology
  • Certificate in School Psychology

During the course of their school psychology education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Planning and Organization
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Consultation and Intervention Techniques
  • Creative Thinking
  • Social Psychology


In 2010, school psychology schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $19,082 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following school psychology schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, Massachusetts, students paid $40,342
  3. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California, students paid $39,183

The school psychology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. Florida International University - located in Miami, Florida, students paid $4,580
  3. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577

How will your school psychology job compare?

The highest percentage of school psychology graduates pursue careers as school psychologists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 100,700 school psychologists were working in the US. The largest numbers of school psychologists work in the following states:

  1. California - 15,510 School Psychologists
  2. New York - 10,300 School Psychologists
  3. Texas - 5,710 School Psychologists

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for school psychologists over the next few years:

  1. Georgia - 26%
  2. Utah - 25%
  3. Arkansas - 22%


School psychologists in the US can make an average of $68,877 per year. However, the salary for a school psychologist can greatly vary based on factors such as work conditions, education or your previous performance reviews. A school psychologist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,510 per year to more than $164,810 per year. The states with the highest average salary for a school psychologist are:

  1. New Jersey - $91,910 per year
  2. Colorado - $88,930 per year
  3. California - $82,770 per year

On average, a school psychologist earns the least in the following states:

  1. Mississippi - $45,000 per year
  2. Montana - $47,790 per year
  3. West Virginia - $48,170 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
school psychology?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100,700 $72,540 1.9%