Minnesota contains twelve schools that offer music therapy programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking music therapy school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 music therapy schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Olaf College comes out as the most expensive ($25,719/yr), with University of Minnesota-Morris as the lowest recorded at only $12,373/yr.
Music Therapy students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 38,630 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $48,650. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $64,960/yr and there are 2,120 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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