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States with clinical psychology schools

How will your clinical psychology education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the clinical psychology education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 207 brick and mortar clinical psychology schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have clinical psychology programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, 4,740 students earned degrees in clinical psychology in the US. Of these students, 56 graduated from certificate programs in clinical psychology, 131 graduated from undergraduate programs in clinical psychology, and 4,553 graduated from graduate-level programs in clinical psychology.


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

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

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

  • Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personality Theory
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavior Theory


In 2010, clinical psychology schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $23,214 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following clinical psychology schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Tufts University - located in Medford, Massachusetts, students paid $40,342

The lowest tuition was charged by the following clinical psychology schools:

  1. East Carolina University - located in Greenville, North Carolina, students paid $4,477
  2. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  3. University of North Carolina at Charlotte - located in Charlotte, North Carolina, students paid $4,427

How will your clinical psychology job compare?

Clinical psychologist is the profession of choice for a large number of clinical psychology graduates. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 100,700 clinical psychologists working in the US. The states with the largest populations of clinical psychologists are:

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

Projected Growth

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people working as a clinical psychologist is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 169,600 clinical psychologists working in the US then. Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for clinical psychologists to be the fastest in these states:

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


A clinical psychologist in the US earns $68,877 per year on average. However, factors such as shift differentials, seniority, or your exact job description can cause the salary for a clinical psychologist to vary greatly. Approximately 10 percent of clinical psychologists earn less than $15,510 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $164,810 per year. On average, a clinical psychologist earns the most in the following states:

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

Clinical psychologists in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  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
clinical 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)
Mental Health Counselors 110,300 $41,360 26.5%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100,700 $72,540 1.9%
Marriage and Family Therapists 33,050 $47,530 78.6%
Psychologists, All Other 10,690 $86,510 58.4%