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Associate’s Degrees in Dance

186 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 75 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in dance. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 55% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 7.5% of dance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dance Majors

In 2018-2019, 186 associate's degrees were awarded to dance majors. This makes it the 161st most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in dance at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,661
Master’s Degree 221
Associate’s Degree 186
Basic Certificate 82
Undergraduate Certificate 62
Doctor’s Degree 16
Graduate Certificate 6

Earnings of Dance Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for dance majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for dance majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in dance. About 85.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 27
Women 159
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Dance

The racial-ethnic distribution of dance associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 62
White 67
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Associate's Degree Students

There are 75 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in dance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Dean College

Franklin, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dean College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their associate's degree in dance from Dean College. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#2

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Scottsdale Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The dance program at Scottsdale Community College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queensborough Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in dance. Each year, around 14,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The dance program at Queensborough Community College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Casper College

Casper, Wyoming
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Casper College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in dance from Casper College. Of these students, 86% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in dance. The dance program at Palomar College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Each year, around 41,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in dance from UVU. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#7

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mesa Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in dance from Mesa Community College. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Modesto Junior College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in dance from MJC. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Allan Hancock College. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in dance from Allan Hancock College. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#7

Glendale Community College

Glendale, California
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in dance from GCC. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#7

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grossmont College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in dance. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in dance from Grossmont College. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cypress College

Cypress, California
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cypress College. The dance program at Cypress College awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

Cerritos College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Cerritos College. Of these students, 80% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in dance from SRJC. About 60% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fresno City College. Roughly 24,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Fresno City College. About 40% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Rio Hondo College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in dance. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in dance from RHCCD. Of these students, 60% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, California
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is MiraCosta College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to dance majors at MiraCosta College. Of these students, 100% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Citrus College

Glendora, California
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Citrus College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Citrus College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#17

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

El Paso Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. Roughly 29,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in dance from El Paso Community College. Of these students, 75% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

San Diego Mesa College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dance. The dance program at San Diego Mesa College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to dance that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 8,485
Fine & Studio Arts 4,063
Music 2,436
Drama & Theater Arts 1,667
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,563

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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