Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for art therapy degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,380 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

12% below average compared to other degrees

$ 15,020 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% below average compared to other degrees

$ 31,273 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

3% below average compared to other degrees

What do art therapy graduates earn?

Art therapy students make an average of $63,682 per year after graduation. This is 5% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 63,682 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 44% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular art therapy schools in the US

There are 88 schools in the US that offer a art therapy degree. The art therapy schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Florida State University and Drexel University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in art therapy per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Florida State University$5,656
Drexel University$52,002
George Washington University$53,518
Hofstra University$43,960
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis$9,334
The New School$47,276
Arcadia University$42,330
University of Indianapolis$28,390

Top US schools for an art therapy degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering art therapy degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
New York University28%$50,464
Purdue University Northwest35%$7,582
Finlandia University36%$22,758
Marygrove College41%$22,750
George Washington University41%$53,518
Bluffton University49%$31,672
Florida State University49%$5,656
Christian Brothers University53%$31,870
Webster University54%$27,100
Kansas Wesleyan University54%$28,980

Cheapest US schools for an art therapy degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an art therapy degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Florida State University$5,656
Vincennes University$5,737
Emporia State University$6,345
West Liberty University$7,380
Purdue University Northwest$7,582
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis$9,334
Georgia College & State University$9,346
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania$10,282
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville$11,493


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