Alabama contains seventeen schools that offer art therapy programs. Birmingham Southern College, the highest-ranking art therapy school in AL, has a total student population of 1,549 and is the 215th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 art therapy schools in Alabama, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Birmingham Southern College comes out as the most expensive ($20,214/yr), with University of North Alabama as the lowest recorded at only $7,330/yr.
Art Therapy students from Alabama schools who go on to become art therapists, practitioners, recreational therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,440 people working as therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,400. Also, Recreational therapists make on average $41,270 per year and there are about 21,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 230 employed recreational therapists earning an average yearly salary of $36,320. Therapists in this state earn $47,340/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the art therapy schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from art therapy, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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