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Music at Temple University

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

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 37,236 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 56 students received a bachelor's degree in music from Temple.

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

Temple Music Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Music (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Master’s Degree in Music
  • Doctorate Degree in Music

Temple Music Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The music major at Temple 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 Basic Certificate Schools 32
Best Value Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 34
Most Focused Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 84

In 2021, 58 students received their master’s degree in music from Temple. This makes it the #19 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in music, making the school the #67 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Temple Music Graduates

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $18,810. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $24,982 for all music students.


Music Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Music Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 56 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in music from Temple in 2021, 52% were men and 48% were women. The typical music bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at Temple since its program graduates 2% more women than average.


About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at Temple 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 Temple University with a bachelor's in music.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 39
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Temple Music Master’s Program

59% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 58 students who earned a master's degree in Music from Temple in 2020-2021, 41% were men and 59% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 16
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Temple also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2021, 5 students 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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Music Directors and Composers 400 $46,010
Sound Engineering Technicians 190 $45,540


*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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