Waterloo, IA (population: 67,011) has nine music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Luther College, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 2,519. It is the 164th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Iowa. To learn more about music therapy programs in Waterloo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Luther College such as Ed Andereck, Craig Arnold, Daniel Baldwin, Amy Englesdorfer, Kutz Eric, and Tana Field.
Music Therapy students from Waterloo 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.
Waterloo lies in Black Hawk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has 86,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,960 average annual salary.
Of the 9 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterloo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr) for music therapy students, with University of Iowa as the lowest, reported at only $12,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterloo|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||5.4 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||50.1 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||90.7 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||92.7 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||96.0 miles|