Montana contains two schools that offer music therapy programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking music therapy school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 music therapy schools in Montana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana comes out as the most expensive ($12,641/yr), with Dawson Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,830/yr.
Music Therapy students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 6,070 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $32,420. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $46,020/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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