Washington contains four schools that offer music therapy programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking music therapy school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 music therapy schools in Washington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Whitman College comes out as the most expensive ($27,293/yr), with Shoreline Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,150/yr.
Music Therapy students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 40,850 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $51,900. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $54,540/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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