Iowa contains twelve schools that offer music therapy programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 music therapy schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Southwestern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,608/yr.
Music Therapy students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 18,000 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $37,070. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $60,500/yr and there are 810 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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