Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two music therapy schools within its city limits. Wichita State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 14,601. It is the 2323rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about music therapy programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Wichita State University such as Denecia Angleton, Deborah Baxter, Julie Bees, Philip Black, Larry Blocher, and Kris Boston.
Music Therapy students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 3,450 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $38,170. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $53,560/yr and there are ** employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 11.664/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 2 music therapy schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Friends University comes out as the most expensive ($17,871/yr) for music therapy students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|