Grants, NM has four art therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an art therapy program, has a total student population of 27,241. It is the 1620th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Art Therapy students from Grants 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.
Grants lies in Cibola county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 66,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $*/hr average worker wage, and a $* average annual salary.
Of the 4 art therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Grants, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central New Mexico Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,387/yr) for art therapy students, with University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus as the lowest, reported at only $5,804/yr.