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Mental Health in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Tennessee

Around 0.0% of Tennessee's graduates graduate from mental health degree programs every year. That means an estimated 72 mental health counselors graduate from Tennessee's 2 mental health schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a mental health program is Lee University, which is located in Cleveland. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Lee University's mental health program. Students at Lee University paid $12,220 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a mental health program is Argosy University-Nashville. Argosy University-Nashville, which was ranked 99th in the country in 2010, is located in Nashville. 55 students graduated with degree in mental health from Argosy University-Nashville in 2010. Students at Argosy University-Nashville paid $19,812 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Tennessee's mental health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $16,016 per year, though tuition can range from $19,812 per year to $12,220 per year. In 2010, the mental health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. Argosy University-Nashville - located in Nashville, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. Lee University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $12,220 per year

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

  1. Lee University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $12,220 per year
  2. Argosy University-Nashville - located in Nashville, students are charged $19,812 per year

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

A large number of Tennessee mental health graduates become mental health counselors. In 2010, there were 2,480 mental health counselors working in Tennessee. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of mental health counselors work in the following counties:

  1. Crittenden County - 1,220 mental health counselors
  2. Cannon County - 460 mental health counselors
  3. Anderson County - 160 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of mental health counselors in Tennessee will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,100 mental health counselors working in Tennessee.


A mental health counselor in Tennessee earns $32,670 per year on average. But, salaries for mental health counselors can vary. In 2010, mental health counselors made as little as less than $17,110 per year or as much as more than $51,380 per year in Tennessee. The counties in Tennessee with the highest average salary for a mental health counselor are:

  1. Cannon County - $35,860 per year
  2. Carter County - $35,470 per year
  3. Bedford County - $34,180 per year

The Tennessee counties with the lowest average salary for mental health counselors are:

  1. Chester County - $28,730 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $28,760 per year
  3. Christian County - $29,760 per year

More Information

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

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  • Master's Degree in Mental Health in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mental Health Counselors 2,480 $32,670 32.6%
Psychiatric Aides 2,280 $20,690 1166.7%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,180 $35,070 -9.9%
Psychiatric Technicians 1,530 n/a -18.2%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 1,220 $34,570 34.1%

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