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Dance at Purchase College

What traits are you looking for in a dance school? To help you decide if Purchase College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's dance program.

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and approximately 3,685 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 20 students received a bachelor's degree in dance from Purchase College.

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

Purchase College Dance Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance

Purchase College Dance Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The dance major at Purchase College is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Dance. 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 Focused Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools 13
Most Popular Dance Schools 47
Best Value Dance Schools 138
Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools 182
Best Dance Schools 188

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in dance from Purchase College. This is the #40 most popular school for dance master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Dance Graduates from Purchase College Make?

The median salary of dance students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purchase College is $13,426. This is less than $21,579, which is the national average of all dance majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Dance Student Demographics at Purchase College

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

Purchase College Dance Bachelor’s Program

100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 20 dance majors earned their bachelor's degree from Purchase College. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% more racial-ethnic minorities in its dance bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Purchase College with a bachelor's in dance.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 9
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Purchase College also has a doctoral program available in dance. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Dance Grads May Go Into

A degree in dance can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Purchase College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Choreographers 60 $85,720


*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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