Maryland contains five schools that offer music therapy programs. Johns Hopkins University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in MD, has a total student population of 20,383 and is the 19th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 music therapy schools in Maryland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington College comes out as the most expensive ($29,222/yr), with University of Maryland-Baltimore County as the lowest recorded at only $14,195/yr.
Music Therapy students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 32,030 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $52,170. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $70,680/yr and there are 1,120 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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