Granite Falls, MN has four music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of Saint Benedict, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 2,105. It is the 135th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Music Therapy students from Granite Falls 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 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 900 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $32,400. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $58,860/yr and there are 50 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.374 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 7.276/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 4 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Granite Falls, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Saint Benedict comes out as the most expensive ($22,960/yr) for music therapy students, with University of Minnesota-Morris as the lowest, reported at only $12,373/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|