New York contains seventeen schools that offer music therapy programs. Vassar College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in NY, has a total student population of 2,453 and is the 43rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 music therapy schools in New York, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rochester comes out as the most expensive ($30,317/yr), with Genesee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,291/yr.
Music Therapy students from New York 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 York alone, there are 181,560 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $66,970. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $93,620/yr and there are 6,320 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in New York, the average student population is 2,856 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 10195 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,318 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,933, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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