Rhode Island contains seventeen schools that offer music therapy programs. Yale University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in RI, has a total student population of 11,593 and is the 2nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 music therapy schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Boston Conservatory comes out as the most expensive ($37,798/yr), with University of Massachusetts-Lowell as the lowest recorded at only $13,340/yr.
Music Therapy students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 6,420 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $51,210. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $81,130/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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