Mississippi contains seven schools that offer music therapy programs. Mississippi College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in MS, has a total student population of 4,796 and is the 2674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 music therapy schools in Mississippi, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mississippi College comes out as the most expensive ($13,078/yr), with Northeast Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,099/yr.
Music Therapy students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 8,280 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $39,020. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $51,870/yr and there are 740 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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