With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 24,576 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer music therapy programs.
Western Michigan University is the largest music therapy school in Kalamazoo, based on student population. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 2 students from its music therapy program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in music therapy in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo music therapy schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music therapy program in Kalamazoo. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
If you plan on staying in Kalamazoo after graduating from music therapy school, you should know that job prospects for music therapists in Kalamazoo, which is the most popular music therapy profession, are not very good. The number of music therapists in Kalamazoo is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for music therapists.