Virginia contains eight schools that offer music therapy programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 music therapy schools in Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Southern Virginia University as the lowest recorded at only $17,066/yr.
Music Therapy students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 46,370 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $53,100. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $65,750/yr and there are 2,410 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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