North Carolina contains eleven schools that offer music therapy programs. Davidson College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in NC, has a total student population of 1,743 and is the 65th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 music therapy schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davidson College comes out as the most expensive ($21,170/yr), with East Carolina University as the lowest recorded at only $7,646/yr.
Music Therapy students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 38,050 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $44,950. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $57,530/yr and there are 2,690 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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