Ottawa, KS has one art therapy school within its city limits. Ottawa University has a total student population of 525. It is the 692nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Art Therapy students from Ottawa 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 220 employed recreational therapists earning an average salary of $37,450. Therapists in this area earn $48,150/yr and there are 70 employed.
Ottawa lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.072 out of every 1000 jobs in Ottawa are held by therapists, and 0.220/1000 are held by recreational therapists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ottawa University ends up costing a student $16,212/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ottawa|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||52.0 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||52.1 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||52.1 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||60.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||61.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||82.7 miles|