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Music at American University

If you are interested in studying music, you may want to check out the program at American University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,311. Of the 1,952 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from American University in 2019, 8 of them were music majors.

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

The American University Music Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music

The American University Music Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks music programs across the country. The following shows how The American University performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The music major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Music. 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 Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 15
Most Popular Music Schools 575

Music Student Demographics at The American University

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

The American University Music Bachelor’s Program

75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 music students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from The American University, about 25% were men and 75% were women. The typical music bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% women. So female students are more repesented at The American University since its program graduates 30% more women than average.

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

About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at The American University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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

Careers That Music Grads May Go Into

A degree in music 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
High School Teachers 3,850 $65,180
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 490 $100,590
Music Directors and Composers 90 $77,220
Sound Engineering Technicians 60 $79,410

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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