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Music at Luther College

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

Luther is located in Decorah, Iowa and approximately 1,951 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 50 music majors received their bachelor's degree from Luther.

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

Luther Music Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music

Luther Music Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks music programs across the country. The following shows how Luther 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 Luther 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 Schools 19
Most Focused Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 21
Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 63
Most Popular Music Schools 130
Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 205

How Much Do Music Graduates from Luther Make?

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at Luther is $33,400. This is 46% higher than $22,900, which is the national average for all music bachelor's degree recipients.


Music Student Demographics at Luther

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

Luther Music Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 50 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in music from Luther in 2019, 46% were men and 54% were women. The typical music bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% women. So female students are more repesented at Luther since its program graduates 9% more women than average.

Luther Gender Breakdown of Music Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 92% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at Luther 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 Luther College with a bachelor's in music.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at Luther College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 46
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Luther 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 IA, the home state for Luther College.

Occupation Jobs in IA Average Salary in IA
High School Teachers 13,010 $56,510
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,110 $80,700
Music Directors and Composers 60 $52,430
Sound Engineering Technicians 60 $54,020


*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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