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Music at University of Houston

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

UH is located in Houston, Texas and approximately 46,148 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 65 music majors received their bachelor's degree from UH.

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

UH Music Degrees Available

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

UH Music Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks music programs across the country. The following shows how UH 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 UH 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
Best Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Music Schools 431

In 2019, 29 students received their master’s degree in music from UH. This makes it the #53 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 11 students who received their doctoral degrees in music, making the school the #43 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UH Music Graduates

The median salary of music students who receive their bachelor's degree at UH is $49,200. This is 115% higher than $22,900, which is the national average for all music bachelor's degree recipients.

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Music Student Demographics at UH

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

UH Music Bachelor’s Program

38% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 65 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Music from UH in 2018-2019, 62% were men and 38% were women.

UH Gender Breakdown of Music Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 22% 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 University of Houston with a bachelor's in music.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at University of Houston
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 31
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UH Music Master’s Program

45% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 29 music students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from UH, about 55% were men and 45% were women.

UH Gender Breakdown of Music Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a music master's degree from UH, 52% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the music master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 34% of degree recipients. That is 7% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Majors at University of Houston
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 15
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UH also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2019, 11 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 University of Houston.

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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