New Jersey contains six schools that offer music therapy programs. Stevens Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking music therapy school in NJ, has a total student population of 5,757 and is the 149th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 music therapy schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drew University comes out as the most expensive ($34,379/yr), with County College of Morris as the lowest recorded at only $4,290/yr.
Music Therapy students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 41,050 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $54,060. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $76,630/yr and there are 1,790 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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