Pennsylvania contains 20 schools that offer music therapy programs. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in PA, has a total student population of 11,197 and is the 44th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 music therapy schools in Pennsylvania, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carnegie Mellon University comes out as the most expensive ($29,746/yr), with Cheyney University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $9,099/yr.
Music Therapy students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 62,340 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $45,470. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $64,650/yr and there are 3,490 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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