Music at Rider University
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.
|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|
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
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|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||6|
Rider Music Master’s Program
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|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
Rider also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
- Drama & Theater Arts
- Design & Applied Arts
- Arts & Media Management
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Magneticcarpet under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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