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Dance at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you plan to study dance, take a look at what University of California - Santa Barbara has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 26,314 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 14 dance majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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

UCSB Dance Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance

UCSB Dance Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks dance programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB 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 dance major at UCSB 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 151

Dance Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the dance majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Dance Bachelor’s Program

86% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in dance from UCSB in 2019, 14% were men and 86% were women. The typical dance bachelor's degree program is made up of only 12% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 2% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Dance Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in dance.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in dance. In 2019, 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Choreographers 410 $70,020


*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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