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2021 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 13,421 people earned a degree or certificate in mental and social health services, making the major the #16 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for trade school students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 196 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the mental health services associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate's in Mental Health Services

Our 2021 rankings named University of Alaska Anchorage the best school in the United States for mental and social health services students working on their associate’s degree. UAA is a large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

Mental Health Services majors at UAA take out an average of $20,362 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at West Hills College-Coalinga helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best mental and social health services schools in the United States. West Hills College-Coalinga is a small public school located in the distant town of Coalinga.

The average amount in student loans that mental health services majors at West Hills College-Coalinga take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,014.

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#3

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Cuesta College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cuesta College is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, mental health services majors at Cuesta College accumulate an average of around $11,284 in student debt.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Napa Valley College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Napa Valley College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Napa.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at NHTI-Concord’s Community College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best mental and social health services schools in the United States. NHTI is a small public school located in the fringe town of Concord.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mental health services graduates from NHTI carry an average student debtload of $20,289. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Onondaga Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate’s degree. OCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Syracuse.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mental health services graduates from OCC carry an average student debtload of $15,640. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $136.

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Community College of Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. CCBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a large student population.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. CVTC is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Eau Claire.

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With a ranking of #10, CUNY Hostos Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate’s degree. Hostos is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Bronx.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mental health services graduates from Hostos carry an average student debtload of $7,331.

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#11

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI

Western Technical College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Western Wisconsin Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

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Delaware Technical Community College-Terry came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Dover, Delaware Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mental health services graduates from Delaware Tech carry an average student debtload of $7,610.

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public school with a small student population.

Mental Health Services majors at Southwest Tech take out an average of $11,677 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#14

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Washburn University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Washburn University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Topeka.

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Northcentral Technical College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mental and social health services programs. Located in the city of Wausau, North Central Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that mental health services majors at North Central Technical College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,870. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $119.

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River Valley Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mental and social health services programs. Located in the rural area of Claremont, NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a public school with a small student population.

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#17

National University

La Jolla, CA

With a ranking of #17, National University did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate’s degree. National University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of La Jolla.

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#18

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, CT

Tunxis Community College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Farmington, Tunxis Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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Kennebec Valley Community College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mental and social health services programs. Kennebec Valley Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Fairfield.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mental health services graduates from Kennebec Valley Community College carry an average student debtload of $13,355.

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#20

Cypress College

Cypress, CA

Cypress College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Cypress College is a large public school located in the suburb of Cypress.

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#21

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mental and social health services programs. SRJC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Rosa.

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Middlesex Community College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mental and social health services programs. Middlesex Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bedford.

On average, mental health services graduates from Middlesex Community College take out $5,491 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#23

Wor-Wic Community College

Salisbury, MD

Wor-Wic Community College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Wor-Wic Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Salisbury.

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With a ranking of #24, Montgomery County Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate’s degree. Montgomery County Community College is a large public school located in the suburb of Blue Bell.

While working on their Associate's Degree, mental health services majors at Montgomery County Community College accumulate an average of around $22,497 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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#25

Fresno City College

Fresno, CA

Fresno City College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Fresno City College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fresno.

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Rest of the Top Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools

#27

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
#28

Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT
#29

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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 Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
30 Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY
31 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
32 Lackawanna College Scranton, PA
33 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
34 American River College Sacramento, CA
35 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
36 Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted, CT
37 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
38 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
39 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX

Mental & Social Health Services by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Mental & Social Health Services is one of 11 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Mental Health Services Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 5,184
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 3,082
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 2,401
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 2,081
Clinical/Medical Social Work 382
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 241
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 45
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling 5

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,166
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Allied Health Professions 75,437
Health & Medical Administrative Services 68,235
Dental Support Services 26,100

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).

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