California contains 24 schools that offer music therapy programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking music therapy school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 music therapy schools in California, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Musicians Institute comes out as the most expensive ($38,678/yr), with California State University-Chico as the lowest recorded at only $10,250/yr.
Music Therapy students from California 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 California alone, there are 269,030 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $65,150. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $89,520/yr and there are 11,080 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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