Texas contains fifteen schools that offer music therapy programs. Austin College, the highest-ranking music therapy school in TX, has a total student population of 1,364 and is the 170th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 music therapy schools in Texas, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr), with Frank Phillips College as the lowest recorded at only $4,682/yr.
Music Therapy students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 109,110 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $46,170. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $64,700/yr and there are 5,390 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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