Tennessee contains fifteen schools that offer music therapy programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 music therapy schools in Tennessee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr), with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,750/yr.
Music Therapy students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 28,770 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $42,380. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $63,960/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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