Mental & Social Health Services

2022 Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools

603 Colleges in the United States
27,516 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded
$36,724 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in mental and social health services is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #49 out of 368 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 603 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for mental and social health services students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 27,516 degrees in mental and social health services during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Mental & Social Health Services School

Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools Your choice of mental and social health services school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Mental & Social Health Services School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Mental & Social Health Services Rankings by Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Mental & Social Health Services in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the mental health services degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Mental Health Services

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
75 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is a great choice for students interested in a degree in mental and social health services. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 75 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Mental & Social Health Services degree recipients from University of Pennsylvania get an earnings boost of around $11,776 above the typical earnings of mental and social health services majors.

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#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
171 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in mental and social health services needs to take a look at Johns Hopkins University. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 171 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Mental & Social Health Services degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University receive an earnings boost of approximately $6,976 over the typical income of mental and social health services majors.

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
46 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat Northwestern University if you wish to pursue a degree in mental and social health services. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 46 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the mental and social health services degree program at Northwestern University make $3,076 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
45 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

University of Southern California is a good option for students pursuing a degree in mental and social health services. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 45 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the mental and social health services program at University of Southern California make $11,176 more than the typical college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#5

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Loma Linda.

There were approximately 76 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Loma Linda University in the most recent year we have data available. Mental & Social Health Services degree recipients from Loma Linda University get an earnings boost of approximately $6,276 over the average earnings of mental and social health services majors.

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#6

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #56 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Wake Forest University is a great university overall.More information about a degree in mental and social health services from Wake Forest University

#7

Boston University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In MA

Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #67 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In NY
32 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Bronxville, Sarah Lawrence is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 49th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 32 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Sarah Lawrence in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In TX

Located in the large city of Houston, UTHealth is a public university with a medium-sized student population.

There were about 26 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at UTHealth in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in mental and social health services from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX
77 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 77 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$58,353 Median Student Debt

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Philadelphia.More information about a degree in mental and social health services from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

#12

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In TX

Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 15th out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 21 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent data year.

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#13

Napa Valley College

Napa, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
46 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Napa, Napa Valley College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 64th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 46 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Napa Valley College in the most recent year we have data available. Mental & Social Health Services degree recipients from Napa Valley College get an earnings boost of about $23,126 over the typical earnings of mental and social health services majors.

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#14

Yeshiva University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
45th Most Popular In NY

Located in the large city of New York, Yeshiva is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 34th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 7 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Yeshiva in the most recent data year.

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#15

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CT
49 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #105 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Fairfield U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 49 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Fairfield U in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
160 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Brooklyn, KCC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 45th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 160 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at KCC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the mental health services program make around $25,100 in their early career salary.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
18th Most Popular In OH

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 8 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year.

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#18

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
469 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 469 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent data year.

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#19

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 19 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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#20

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
200 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. This university ranks 4th out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 200 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year. Those mental and social health services students who get their degree from Michigan State University receive $4,476 more than the typical mental health services graduate.

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#21

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
98 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

LaGuardia is a large public college located in the large city of Long Island City. This college ranks 39th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 98 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at LaGuardia in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the mental health services program state that they receive average early career income of $20,800.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In MN

UMN Twin Cities is a very large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Schools rank of #120 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were approximately 27 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year.

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#23

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In CA
81 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Stockton, Delta is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 133rd out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 81 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Delta in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$102,624 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 23rd out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 16 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Loyola Marymount in the most recent data year. Those mental and social health services students who get their degree from Loyola Marymount University make $10,276 more than the standard mental health services student.

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#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
257 Mental Health Services Degrees Awarded

Florida State is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. This university ranks 6th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 257 mental and social health services students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools

#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#27

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#29

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#30

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
#31

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

#32

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

#33

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD
#34

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA
#37

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
#38

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA
#39

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR
#40

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA

#41

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

#42

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#44

Chapman University

Orange, CA
#47

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#49

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

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Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 603 different United States mental and social health services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Milligan University Milligan College, TN
51 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
52 University of Maryland - Baltimore Baltimore, MD
53 Fordham University Bronx, NY
54 Cypress College Cypress, CA
55 Belmont University Nashville, TN
56 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
57 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
58 Yuba College Marysville, CA
59 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
60 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
61 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
62 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
63 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
64 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
65 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
66 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
67 Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD
68 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
69 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
70 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
71 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
72 Stanly Community College Albemarle, NC
73 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
74 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
75 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
76 Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City, MN
77 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
78 Springfield College Springfield, MA
79 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
80 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
81 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
82 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
83 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
84 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
85 Texas A & M University - Central Texas Killeen, TX
86 Brandman University Irvine, CA
87 University of Delaware Newark, DE
88 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
89 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
90 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
91 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
92 Marymount University Arlington, VA
93 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
94 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
95 Medaille College Buffalo, NY
96 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
97 Cambridge College Boston, MA
98 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
99 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
100 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
101 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
102 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
103 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
104 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
105 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
106 Pacific Oaks College Pasadena, CA
107 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
108 San Diego City College San Diego, CA
109 Highline College Des Moines, WA
110 Northwest University Kirkland, WA
111 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
112 Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA
113 Florida International University Miami, FL
114 Baruch College New York, NY
115 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
116 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
117 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
118 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
119 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
120 Bradley University Peoria, IL

Mental & Social Health Services by Region

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Region
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Mental Health Services Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 6,851
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 5,728
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 3,818
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 3,308
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 2,805
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 2,389
Clinical/Medical Social Work 2,060
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling 273
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 230
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 16

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 313,362
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Public Health 38,020
Health Sciences & Services 31,648
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,859
Medicine 27,562
Communication Sciences 21,991

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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