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2022 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools

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$27,294 Avg Salary
$18,787 Avg Student Debt

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

Mental & Social Health Services is the #16 most popular major in the country with 27,516 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 238 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate degree programs for trade school students.

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2022 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for mental health services majors pursuing a associate degree.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate in Mental & Social Health Services

Our analysis found Napa Valley College to be the best school for mental and social health services students who want to pursue a associate degree in the United States. Located in the city of Napa, Napa Valley College is a public college with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend West Hills College-Coalinga. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. West Hills College-Coalinga is a small public school located in the distant town of Coalinga.

Mental Health Services majors at West Hills College-Coalinga take out an average of $12,723 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#3

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Cuesta College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cuesta College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Yuba College

Marysville, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Yuba College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Marysville, Yuba College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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The excellent associate degree programs at Chippewa Valley Technical 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. CVTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Eau Claire.

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Baltimore City Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree mental and social health services programs. Baltimore City Community College is a small public school located in the city of Baltimore.

The average amount in student loans that mental health services majors at Baltimore City Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $9,601.

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San Joaquin Delta College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Delta is a large public school located in the city of Stockton.

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#8

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA

San Bernardino Valley College landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree mental and social health services programs. San Bernardino Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of San Bernardino.

While working on their Associate Degree, mental health services majors at San Bernardino Valley College accumulate an average of around $15,475 in student debt.

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Mt. San Antonio College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, mental health services graduates from Mt. SAC take out $10,724 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #11, Community College of Baltimore County did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate degree. CCBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

After completing their Associate Degree, mental health services graduates from CCBC carry an average student debtload of $23,319.

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With a ranking of #12, Northcentral Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate degree. Located in the small city of Wausau, North Central Technical College is a public college with a moderately-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 Degree is $20,247.

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Suffolk County Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Suffolk County Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Selden.

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Delaware Technical Community College - Terry ranked #14 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Dover, Delaware Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, mental health services majors at Delaware Tech accumulate an average of around $11,032 in student debt.

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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree mental and social health services programs. Located in the distant town of Mansfield, Mansfield University is a public school with a small student population.

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#16

Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT

With a ranking of #16, Manchester Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate degree. Located in the suburb of Manchester, MCC is a public school with a small student population.

On average, mental health services graduates from MCC take out $8,517 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Hostos Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Hostos is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Bronx.

While working on their Associate Degree, mental health services majors at Hostos accumulate an average of around $14,199 in student debt.

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#18

San Diego City College

San Diego, CA

San Diego City College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of San Diego, San Diego City College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#19

Merced College

Merced, CA

With a ranking of #19, Merced College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mental and social health services students working on their associate degree. Merced Community College District is a large public school located in the city of Merced.

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#20

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla Community College landed the #20 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree mental and social health services programs. Walla Walla Community College is a small public school located in the city of Walla Walla.

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#21

College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA

College of the Desert ranked #21 on this year’s Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Palm Desert, College of the Desert is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Kingsborough Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mental and social health services students to get a associate degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the large city of Brooklyn, KCC is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their Associate Degree, mental health services graduates from KCC carry an average student debtload of $11,673.

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#23

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA

Long Beach City College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Long Beach City College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Long Beach.

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#24

Stanly Community College

Albemarle, NC

Stanly Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the town of Albemarle, Stanly Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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#25

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. SRJC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Rosa.

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

#26

Washburn University

Topeka, KS
#28

Mendocino College

Ukiah, CA
#30

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
#32

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
#33

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA

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 Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
36 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dryden, NY
37 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
38 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
39 Jefferson Community College Watertown, NY
40 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
41 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
42 Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury, MD
43 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
44 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
45 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
46 Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT
47 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI

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
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

Majors Similar to Mental Health Services

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Health Sciences & Services 31,648

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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