Alabama contains six schools that offer music therapy programs. Birmingham Southern College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in AL, has a total student population of 1,549 and is the 215th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 music therapy schools in Alabama, only 1 has 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 John C Calhoun State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,310/yr.
Music Therapy students from Alabama schools who go on to become music therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, art therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 80,790 people working as art, drama, and music teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,230. Also, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees make on average $51,720 per year and there are about 1,745,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 19,000 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $39,870. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $55,160/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from music 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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