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Schools Offering Mental Health Programs in Utah

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Utah graduates receive degrees in mental health. That means an estimated 83 mental health counselors graduate from Utah's 2 mental health schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Phoenix-Utah Campus, which was ranked 88th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Utah that has a mental health program. It is located in Salt Lake City. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus graduated 81 students from its mental health program. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Utah Campus was $10,680 per year.

The second-ranked school in Utah with a mental health program is Argosy University-Salt Lake City, which is located in Draper. In 2010, it was ranked 98th nationwide. 2 students graduated with degree in mental health from Argosy University-Salt Lake City in 2010. Argosy University-Salt Lake City charged in-state students $19,812 in tuition fees per year.


Mental health schools in Utah, charge students an average tuition of $15,246 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,812 per year, or as little as $10,680 per year. In 2010, the mental health schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Utah were:

  1. Argosy University-Salt Lake City - located in Draper, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $10,680 per year

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

  1. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $10,680 per year
  2. Argosy University-Salt Lake City - located in Draper, students are charged $19,812 per year

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

A large number of Utah mental health graduates become mental health counselors. If you decide to work as a mental health counselor in Utah, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 630 Utah mental health counselors as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Utah mental health counselors:

  1. Salt Lake County - 310 mental health counselors
  2. Juab County - 170 mental health counselors
  3. Washington County - 30 mental health counselors

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of mental health counselors in the state of Utah will grow to 1,170. This would require a 43% growth in the profession.


A mental health counselor in Utah makes an average of $46,220 per year. In 2010, however, some Utah mental health counselors earned as little as less than $28,400 per year or as much as more than $79,420 per year. A mental health counselor in the following Utah counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washington County - $52,940 per year
  2. Davis County - $49,970 per year
  3. Salt Lake County - $45,180 per year

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

  1. Juab County - $44,490 per year
  2. Salt Lake County - $45,180 per year
  3. Davis County - $49,970 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in mental health in Utah 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 Utah

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 870 $39,600 -46.3%
Psychiatric Technicians 650 $24,350 -55.5%
Mental Health Counselors 630 $46,220
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 380 $37,400 35.7%
Psychiatric Aides 180 $24,520

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