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Dance at American University

If you plan to study dance, take a look at what American University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,318 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 students received a bachelor's degree in dance from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Dance section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Dance Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance

The American University Dance Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the dance progam at The American University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The dance major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Dance. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Dance Schools 92

Dance Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the dance majors at American University.

The American University Dance Bachelor’s Program

80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 dance majors earned their bachelor's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 20% were men and 80% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Dance Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% more racial-ethnic minorities in its dance bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in dance.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

The American University also has a doctoral program available in dance. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Dance Grads May Go Into

A degree in dance can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 490 $100,590

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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