New Mexico contains 32 schools that offer music therapy programs. Colorado College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in NM, has a total student population of 2,032 and is the 92nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 32 music therapy schools in New Mexico, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($28,750/yr), with Frank Phillips College as the lowest recorded at only $4,682/yr.
Music Therapy students from New Mexico 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 Mexico alone, there are 9,200 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $42,170. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $53,300/yr and there are 410 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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