Missouri contains six schools that offer music therapy programs. Lindenwood University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in MO, has a total student population of 10,408 and is the 481st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 music therapy schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr), with Truman State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,894/yr.
Music Therapy students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 36,440 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $45,160. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $58,790/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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