Oshkosh, WI (population: 63,983) has five music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lawrence University, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 1,483. It is the 1443rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about music therapy programs in Oshkosh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of music therapy professors at Lawrence University such as David Becker, John Benson, Gene Biringer, Joanne Bozeman, James Decorsey, and Donna Dibella.
Music Therapy students from Oshkosh 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.
Oshkosh lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Oshkosh-Neenah area has 86,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $19.68/hr average worker wage, and a $40,930 average annual salary.
Of the 5 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Oshkosh, 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) for music therapy students, with Alverno College as the lowest, reported at only $14,774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oshkosh|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||18.0 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||44.3 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||67.7 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||74.6 miles|