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988 Yearly Graduations
$40,200 Median Salary
$49,500 Median Debt
There are 143 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in mental health services. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.9% of mental health services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mental Health Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 988 earned their graduate certificate in mental health services. This earns it the #16 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in mental health services is $40,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $40,200 to a high of $43,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in mental health services is $49,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $65,029 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $40,333.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $577.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in mental health services. About 83.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 164
Women 824
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Services

The racial-ethnic distribution of mental health services graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 207
Hispanic or Latino 118
White 488
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 117
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mental Health Services Graduate Certificate Students

There are 143 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in mental health services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
125 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for mental health services students seekinga graduate certificate is Capella University. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at Capella University. About 82% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Alfred University

Alfred, New York
64 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Alfred University. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,635 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,713 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at Alfred. Of these students, 86% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
61 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Grand Canyon University. Roughly 83,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at Grand Canyon University. About 82% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
41 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Liberty University. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The mental health services program at Liberty University awarded 41 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas
36 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washburn University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,594 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,306 per year.

The mental health services program at Washburn University awarded 36 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
33 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in mental health services from U of F. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#7

Biola University

La Mirada, California
32 Yearly Graduations
84% Women

Biola University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,394 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their graduate certificate in mental health services from Biola.

#8

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Lindsey Wilson College. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,735 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at Lindsey Wilson College. Of these students, 81% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts
26 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cambridge College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,164 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,731 per year.

The mental health services program at Cambridge College awarded 26 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#10

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
23 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northcentral University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

The mental health services program at Northcentral University awarded 23 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
21 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California University of Pennsylvania is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in mental health services from Cal U. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#11

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
21 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The mental health services program at University of Georgia awarded 21 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at University at Buffalo. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#14

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Syracuse University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

The mental health services program at Syracuse University awarded 20 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

20 Yearly Graduations
95% Women

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,870 per year.

The mental health services program at Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro awarded 20 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The mental health services program at San Diego State University awarded 20 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
19 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is LIU Post. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their graduate certificate in mental health services from LIU Post. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 13,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 graduate certificate were handed out to mental health services majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 78% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in mental health services. Roughly 34,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in mental health services from Carolina. Of these students, 83% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Commonwealth University. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The mental health services program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 17 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mental health services that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 3,386
Public Health 1,648
Health/Medical Admin Services 906
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 856
Dietetics & Nutrition Services 825

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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