Louisiana contains five schools that offer music therapy programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking music therapy school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 music therapy schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr), with Bossier Parish Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,977/yr.
Music Therapy students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 15,950 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $38,990. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $49,830/yr and there are 270 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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