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Music at Purchase College

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

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and has a total student population of 3,685. In 2021, 43 music majors received their bachelor's degree from Purchase College.

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

Purchase College Music Degrees Available

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

Purchase College Music Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks music programs across the country. The following shows how Purchase College 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 Purchase College 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 Focused Music Graduate Certificate Schools 21
Most Focused Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 38
Most Focused Music Schools 39
Most Popular Music Graduate Certificate Schools 40
Best Value Music Graduate Certificate Schools 54
Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 73
Most Popular Music Master’s Degree Schools 118

In 2021, 14 students received their master’s degree in music from Purchase College. This makes it the #119 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Purchase College Music Graduates

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purchase College is $17,344. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $24,982 for all music students.


Music Student Demographics at Purchase College

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

Purchase College Music Bachelor’s Program

30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 43 music majors earned their bachelor's degree from Purchase College. Of these graduates, 70% were men and 30% were women.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at Purchase College are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 1% more racial-ethnic minorities in its music 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 music.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 28
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Purchase College Music Master’s Program

36% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who earned a master's degree in Music from Purchase College in 2020-2021, 64% were men and 36% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Purchase College 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 NY, the home state for Purchase College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Music Directors and Composers 2,780 $66,120
Sound Engineering Technicians 1,770 $82,030


*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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