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Music at Rider University

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

Rider is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and approximately 4,636 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 63 music majors received their bachelor's degree from Rider.

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

Rider Music Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Rider

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Rider does offer online courses in music for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Rider Music Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the music progam at Rider 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 music major at Rider 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
Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 36
Most Focused Music Master’s Degree Schools 45
Most Focused Music Schools 54
Most Popular Music Schools 70
Most Popular Music Master’s Degree Schools 112
Best Music Master’s Degree Schools 178

In 2021, 15 students received their master’s degree in music from Rider. This makes it the #113 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Music Graduates from Rider Make?

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rider is $21,951. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $24,982 for all music students.


Music Student Demographics at Rider

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

Rider Music Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The music program at Rider awarded 63 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 32% of these degrees went to men with the other 68% going to women. The typical music bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at Rider since its program graduates 22% more women than average.


About 84% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at Rider 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 Rider University with a bachelor's in music.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 53
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Rider Music Master’s Program

87% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 students who earned a master's degree in Music from Rider in 2020-2021, 13% were men and 87% were women.


Of the students who received a music master's degree from Rider, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Rider also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Rider University.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
High School Teachers 29,140 $76,390
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,070 $90,750
Sound Engineering Technicians 430 $55,570
Music Directors and Composers 410 $73,320


*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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