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2023 Art Therapy Cost

There are about 1,639 students enrolled in Art Therapy in the USA.

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Art therapy is the 167th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $32,685 amongst the top 50 programs (just ahead of #168, Theatre Management, with a median cost of $32,572).

The Mid East has the most expensive schools with top 50 art therapy programs led by Long Island University with an annual cost of $36,452. Pennsylvania is the most expensive state for art therapy led by Cedar Crest College and Marywood University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 100% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 100% less than your average private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive top 25 college for art therapy is Emmanuel College. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion. It costs just $27,296 per year and is ranked 7th for its art therapy program. Another more affordable pick would be #3, Lesley University in Middlesex County, MA with a cost of $28,500 for in-state students and $28,500 for out-of-state students.

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