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Psychology in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Minnesota

Each year, approximately 1.8% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in psychology. That means an estimated 3,418 psychology professionals graduate from Minnesota's 37 psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 548 students graduated with a degree in psychology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a psychology program is Carleton College. Carleton College, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in Northfield. In 2010, Carleton College graduated 44 students from its psychology program. Students at Carleton College paid $41,304 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a psychology program is Macalester College, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, Macalester College graduated 36 students from its psychology programs. The tuition rate at Macalester College was $40,046 per year.


Tuition at Minnesota's psychology schools ranges from $41,304 per year to $4,852 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,530 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota psychology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

The following Minnesota psychology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Itasca Community College - located in Grand Rapids, students are charged $4,852 per year
  2. Metropolitan State University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $5,923 per year
  3. Saint Cloud State University - located in Saint Cloud, students are charged $6,660 per year

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

In Minnesota, the largest numbers of psychology professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 1,690 psychology professionals
  2. Blue Earth County - 180 psychology professionals
  3. Carlton County - 170 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Minnesota will grow to 3,350. This would require a 10% growth in the field.


On average, psychology professionals earn $84,683 per year. However, Minnesota psychology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,970 per year to more than $149,470 per year in 2010. Psychology professionals in the following Minnesota counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anoka County - $87,023 per year
  2. Brown County - $65,090 per year
  3. Dodge County - $64,665 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Big Stone County - $56,110 per year
  2. Benton County - $59,000 per year
  3. Carlton County - $59,400 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Organizational Psychologist - $117,850 per year
  2. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $72,590 per year
  3. Clinical Psychologist - $63,610 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $72,590 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $63,610 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in psychology in Minnesota 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists n/a $117,850
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,550 $63,610 -16.9%
Psychologists, All Other 170 $72,590 6.3%

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