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2023 Music Therapy Students

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

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College can be an exceedingly consequential period in one's life; it is a time for personal progress and maturation. Scholars try to ascertain who they can be and build many of the rudimentary skills to be a thriving adult. But learning isn't entirely confined to a classroom environment - the conversations one has with her schoolmates, the wild anecdote gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different approach. As such, a diverse student body vastly improves what you gain from your time in college.

Music Therapy is a less racially diverse subject than average*. 79% of America's Music Therapy majors are white students, followed by latino students (8%), students of other races**(6%), and asian students (4%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Miami located in Coral Gables, FL.

Furthermore, Music Therapy skews very female, more so 88% of subjects. Faintly over 5 in 6 students majoring in Music Therapy identify as women. Drury University in Springfield, MO has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is income diversity. Music Therapy ranks in the top 13% of focuses for financial diversity. 27% of its majors come from families bringing in more than $110,000 a year, 17% are from households with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 25% grew up in families that earn below $30,000 a year. Drury University has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall OR is the most diverse state for Music Therapy. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Northwest Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 8%

  • White: 79%

  • Other: 6%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 16%

  • Female: 84%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 27%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 74%

  • Out of State: 23%

  • International: 2%

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