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Music at Northeastern University

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

Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 22,207 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 students received a bachelor's degree in music from Northeastern.

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

Northeastern Music Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Master’s Degree in Music

Northeastern Music Rankings

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

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 music major at Northeastern 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 27
Most Focused Music Master’s Degree Schools 208

In 2019, 12 students received their master’s degree in music from Northeastern. This makes it the #142 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Northeastern Music Graduates

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northeastern is $32,300. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 41% higher than the national average of $22,900 for all music bachelor's degree recipients.

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Music Student Demographics at Northeastern

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

Northeastern Music Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 music majors earned their bachelor's degree from Northeastern. Of these graduates, 37% were men and 63% were women. The typical music bachelor's degree program is made up of only 45% women. So female students are more repesented at Northeastern since its program graduates 19% more women than average.

Northeastern Gender Breakdown of Music Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 78% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at Northeastern 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 Northeastern University with a bachelor's in music.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 32
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Northeastern Music Master’s Program

67% Women
For the most recent academic year available, 33% of music master's degrees went to men and 67% went to women.

Northeastern Gender Breakdown of Music Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Northeastern 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 MA, the home state for Northeastern University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
High School Teachers 26,420 $80,020
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,190 $99,540
Music Directors and Composers 260 $56,200
Sound Engineering Technicians 190 $57,110

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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