Oregon contains nine schools that offer music therapy programs. Reed College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in OR, has a total student population of 1,481 and is the 100th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 music therapy schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis & Clark College comes out as the most expensive ($28,753/yr), with Western Oregon University as the lowest recorded at only $12,524/yr.
Music Therapy students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 23,470 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $48,160. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $65,240/yr and there are 860 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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