Arkansas contains five schools that offer music therapy programs. Lyon College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in AR, has a total student population of 614 and is the 514th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 music therapy schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hendrix College comes out as the most expensive ($19,969/yr), with Philander Smith College as the lowest recorded at only $12,101/yr.
Music Therapy students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 8,920 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $37,590. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $49,480/yr and there are 480 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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