Kentucky contains seven schools that offer music therapy programs. Centre College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in KY, has a total student population of 1,216 and is the 134th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 music therapy schools in Kentucky, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellarmine University comes out as the most expensive ($22,020/yr), with Western Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $9,729/yr.
Music Therapy students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 16,750 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $35,990. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $59,710/yr and there are 820 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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