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Associate’s Degree in Mental & Social Health Services

4,241 Yearly Graduations
$25,100 Median Salary
$19,000 Median Debt
There are 311 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in mental health services. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 49% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of mental health services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mental Health Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,241 associate's degree were awarded to mental health services majors. This earns it the #34 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in mental health services at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 13,051
Associate’s Degree 4,241
Basic Certificate 3,502
Bachelor’s Degree 3,127
Undergraduate Certificate 2,551
Graduate Certificate 988
Doctor’s Degree 283

Earnings of Mental Health Services Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in mental health services is $25,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,850 to a high of $29,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in mental health services is $19,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $22,450 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $13,334.

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The median monthly payment of a mental health services graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $197.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in mental health services. About 80.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 836
Women 3,405
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Mental Health Services

The racial-ethnic distribution of mental health services associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 82
Black or African American 1,106
Hispanic or Latino 694
White 2,010
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 313
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mental Health Services Associate's Degree Students

There are 311 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in mental health services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
336 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 75,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 336 people received their associate's degree in mental health services from Ivy Tech Community College. About 88% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

150 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Kingsborough Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 15,000 attend the school each year. The mental health services program at CUNY Kingsborough Community College awarded 150 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 84% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
117 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY LaGuardia Community College. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at LaGuardia. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#4

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
63 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Each year, around 14,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at MATC. About 86% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

63 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Baltimore County is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their associate's degree in mental health services from CCBC. About 76% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
58 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Palm Beach State College. Of these students, 84% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
48 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Anne Arundel Community College. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at AACC. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#8

John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia
46 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John Tyler Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 10,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at John Tyler Community College. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
46 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Technical College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Gateway Technical College. Of these students, 87% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
45 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Community College Area is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 9,400 attend the school each year. The mental health services program at Southeast Community College Area awarded 45 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
43 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The mental health services program at Tidewater Community College awarded 43 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore, Maryland
43 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baltimore City Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mental health services program at Baltimore City Community College awarded 43 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#13

CUNY Hostos Community College

Bronx, New York
42 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Hostos Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mental health services program at CUNY Hostos Community College awarded 42 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 98% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
42 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oakland Community College. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their associate's degree in mental health services from Oakland Community College. Of these students, 83% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

42 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in mental health services. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Columbus State. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#16

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
40 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 72,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mental health services program at Lone Star College System awarded 40 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
40 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northcentral Technical College. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at North Central Technical College. About 92% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

39 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Delaware Technical Community College-Terry. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in mental health services from Delaware Tech. Of these students, 79% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Guilford Technical Community College. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Guilford Technical Community College. About 68% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
38 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at SPC. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mental health services that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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