Wisconsin contains 25 schools that offer art therapy programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking art therapy school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 art therapy schools in Wisconsin, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carthage College comes out as the most expensive ($25,664/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as the lowest recorded at only $8,437/yr.
Art Therapy students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 540 employed recreational therapists earning an average yearly salary of $37,910. Therapists in this state earn $58,500/yr and there are 740 employed.
Also, within the art therapy schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art therapy, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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