Illinois contains nineteen schools that offer music therapy programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 music therapy schools in Illinois, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Moody Bible Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,450/yr.
Music Therapy students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 68,980 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $49,790. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $47,840/yr and there are 3,030 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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