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2023 Music Therapy Cost

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

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Music therapy is the 223rd most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $28,992 among the top 50 programs.

The Far West has the most expensive colleges with top 50 music therapy programs predominantly led by University of the Pacific with an annual cost of $48,904. California is the most expensive state for music therapy also led by University of the Pacific.

Public schools with good programs generally charge 71.08% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 39.97% 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 high-priced option in the top 25 is University of Miami, which is the 121st most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. It costs just $11,574 per year and is ranked 28th for its music therapy program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, Florida State University  could be for you, ranked #14 with an in-state cost of just $4,022. Another more affordable choice would be #21, Maryville University of Saint Louis in St. Louis County, MO with a cost of $26,070 for in-state students and $26,070 for out-of-state students.

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