Arizona contains six schools that offer music therapy programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 music therapy schools in Arizona, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($28,750/yr), with Phoenix College as the lowest recorded at only $8,058/yr.
Music Therapy students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 25,500 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $45,080. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $48,920/yr and there are 950 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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