West Virginia contains two schools that offer music therapy programs. West Virginia University, the highest-ranking music therapy school in WV, has a total student population of 28,898 and is the 995th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 music therapy schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shepherd University comes out as the most expensive ($9,480/yr), with West Virginia University as the lowest recorded at only $8,164/yr.
Music Therapy students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 5,290 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $36,830. Art, drama, and music teachers in this state earn $53,660/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the music therapy schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music therapy, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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