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Music at The University of Texas at Austin

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

UT Austin is located in Austin, Texas and approximately 51,090 students attend the school each year. Of the 10,098 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019, 67 of them were music majors.

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

UT Austin Music Degrees Available

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

UT Austin Music Rankings

The music major at UT Austin 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.

In 2019, 40 students received their master’s degree in music from UT Austin. This makes it the #36 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 45 students who received their doctoral degrees in music, making the school the #5 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UT Austin Music Graduates

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at UT Austin is $29,800. This is 30% higher than $22,900, which is the national average for all music bachelor's degree recipients.

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Music Student Demographics at UT Austin

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

UT Austin Music Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 67 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in music from UT Austin in 2019, 61% were men and 39% were women.

UT Austin Gender Breakdown of Music Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 54% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in music at UT Austin are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in music.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 36
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

UT Austin Music Master’s Program

48% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 40 students who earned a master's degree in Music from UT Austin in 2018-2019, 52% were men and 48% were women.

UT Austin Gender Breakdown of Music Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 20
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UT Austin also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2019, 45 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 TX, the home state for The University of Texas at Austin.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
High School Teachers 110,420 $58,190
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,240 $71,520
Music Directors and Composers 890 $61,210
Sound Engineering Technicians 650 $59,810

References

*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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