Wisconsin contains seven schools that offer music therapy programs. Lawrence University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in WI, has a total student population of 1,483 and is the 1443rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 music therapy schools in Wisconsin, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lawrence University comes out as the most expensive ($25,496/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Superior as the lowest recorded at only $7,501/yr.
Music Therapy students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 34,800 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $41,430. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $54,870/yr and there are 1,740 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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