Minnesota contains six schools that offer occupational therapy programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking occupational therapy school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 occupational therapy schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of St Catherine comes out as the most expensive ($23,290/yr), with Northland Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,208/yr.
Occupational Therapy students from Minnesota schools who go on to become occupational therapists, therapists, occupational therapy assistants, counseling psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 97,840 people working as occupational therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,680. Also, Occupational therapist assistants make on average $50,830 per year and there are about 26,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone, there are 450 employed occupational therapist assistants earning an average yearly salary of $40,100. Occupational therapists in this state earn $63,020/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
Also, within the occupational therapy schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from occupational therapy, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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