Tennessee contains 20 schools that offer art therapy programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking art therapy school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 art therapy schools in Tennessee, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr), with Tennessee State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,483/yr.
Art Therapy students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 350 employed recreational therapists earning an average yearly salary of $34,950. Therapists in this state earn $51,130/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the art therapy schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art therapy, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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