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2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

There are about 1,637 students enrolled in Music Therapy in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

689

Vs. National Avg.

-96%

popularity Rank

#318

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$30K

Vs. National Avg.

25%

cost Rank

#136

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$44K

Vs. National Avg.

10%

salary Rank

#147

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

professors Rank

#243

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

students Rank

#349

SUMMARY

Studying Music Therapy is not only a valuable choice, but generally a needed first step for scholars wanting to enter a career as a music therapist, a rehab specialist, or a music curriculum designer. In fact, nationally, music therapy is a very rare major coming in at the 287th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 471 music therapy degrees conferred. In-state tuition for music therapy at private colleges is, on average, 3.5 times more expensive than their public peers.

With just 62 colleges having programs for music therapy there could be a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other music therapy undergraduates, consider looking at institutions in Pennsylvania which have the most undergrads admitted to music therapy annually. less precisely, the top region to major in music therapy is in the Mid East region with Montclair State University, Marywood University, and Temple University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study music therapy is the Atlantic Coast Conference with Florida State University, University of Miami, and University of Louisville representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for music therapy is University of Miami.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be many more facets to weigh when deciding on school. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely alter one's inclinations on where to go to school. At authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which music therapy university has the best college campus, the winner is Arizona State University-Tempe. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college has the top campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for music therapy is University of Georgia. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding University of Miami. University of Miami&nbspis our most expensive school for music therapy, at least for out of state students. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the price tag at University of Miami&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may want to know that music therapy is the 223rd most expensive program in America, with an average expense of $29,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for music therapy on our list is California demonstrated with a cost of $48,904 at the main college in the state University of the Pacific. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for music therapy is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of the Pacific with a cost of $48,904, Pacific University with a cost of $45,344, and Seattle Pacific University with a cost of $44,604.

Our cheapest region for music therapy is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Utah State University with a cost of $21,087. More optimistically, the most affordable school for music therapy is Florida State University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in music therapy. The price increases dramatically to an average of $22,100 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the school representing the best value for music therapy: University of Miami. On this page you can find our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for music therapy majors differ a lot, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will often make in the neighborhood of $53,100. There can be a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can make up to $104,700. Straight out of university, the minimum earning jobs within the music therapy field earn $27,100, which could be worse. The top earning grads for music therapy attended University of the Pacific&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of music therapy lies in the bottom, being in only the 8th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for music therapy is University of Miami&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Music Therapy major only stands in the 87th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 11th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 79% of those studying music therapy. Additionally, 84% of scholars seeking a music therapy degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for music therapy to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we including data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best professors for music therapy is University of Miami. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for music therapy is University of Miami. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that looking at college with a lens mainly shaped by superlatives might cause problems. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on individual schools and read a couple of our helpful background pages on beneficial details to consider as your school search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY | https://www.rochester.edu/

35%

Acceptance

14,171

Students

#53

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA | www.ucsb.edu/

37%

Acceptance

28,096

Students

#102

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX | https://new.trinity.edu/

34%

Acceptance

2,843

Students

#126

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | www.bucknell.edu/

38%

Acceptance

3,868

Students

#56

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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