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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

38 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Mental Health Nursing is the 15th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Pennsylvania

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 23
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a psychiatric/mental health nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Mental Health Nursing Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 13.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.9%
  • White: 68.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 7.9%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Pennsylvania

159,810 people in the state and 3,187,320 in the nation are employed in jobs related to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, psychiatric/mental health nursing grads earn an average of $78,810. Nationwide, they make an average of $81,350.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $71,600 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.


Robert Morris University

Moon Township
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,608 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,400 after earning their degree at this institution.


DeSales University

Center Valley
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,460 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,971.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 76%. In their early career, Pitt grads earn an average salary of $39,500. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in PA

Some of the careers psychiatric/mental health nursing majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $97,130
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $75,650
Registered Nurses 13% $69,170

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Registered Nursing 9,939
Nursing Research & Other 729
Nursing Science 453
Family Practice Nursing 351
Nursing Practice 351
Nurse Anesthetist 231
Surgical Nursing 195
Nursing Administration 117

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