With an overall population of 589,141 and a student population of 123,722, approximately 4,145 of Boston students attend one of Boston's schools that offer music therapy programs.
Berklee College of Music is the largest music therapy school in Boston, based on student population. In 2010, Berklee College of Music graduated approximately 17 students from its music therapy program.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in music therapy in Boston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,150 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $470 for music therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,080 per year, on average, for room and board at Boston-based music therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,939.
Many music therapy graduates choose to work as music therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boston, your job prospects are not very good. The number of music therapists in Boston is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for music therapists.