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Bachelor’s Degrees in Dance

2,661 Yearly Graduations
$19,700 Median Salary
$26,000 Median Debt
There are 266 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in dance. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 34% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.0% of dance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dance Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,661 bachelor's degrees were awarded to dance majors. This makes it the 116th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in dance is $19,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $18,500 and the high is $22,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in dance is $26,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,375.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $270.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in dance. About 88.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 311
Women 2,350
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Dance

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 308
Hispanic or Latino 320
White 1,638
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 218
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 266 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in dance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Point Park University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,858 per year.

The dance program at Point Park University awarded 59 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
57 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of the Arts comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in dance. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,530 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at UArts. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
46 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

The dance program at University of Utah awarded 46 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Purchase College

Purchase, New York
46 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purchase College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Purchase College. About 87% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
43 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

The dance program at The University of Alabama awarded 43 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#6

Marymount Manhattan College

New York, New York
42 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Marymount Manhattan College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from MMC. Of these students, 86% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
38 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montclair State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from Montclair State. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#8

Dean College

Franklin, Massachusetts
37 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Dean College. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The dance program at Dean College awarded 37 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
35 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Berklee College of Music comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in dance. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,973 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Berklee College of Music. About 83% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
35 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas State University. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from Texas State. Of these students, 94% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

34 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Roughly 47,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at UW Seattle. Of these students, 85% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in dance. Roughly 44,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from University of Arizona. About 79% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Pace University - New York. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

The dance program at Pace University - New York awarded 33 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#14

Chapman University

Orange, California
32 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chapman University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in dance. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,957 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Chapman. Of these students, 91% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
32 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Fordham University. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,608 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from Fordham U. Of these students, 97% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
30 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Irvine. Each year, around 36,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The dance program at University of California - Irvine awarded 30 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,497 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,196 per year.

The dance program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts awarded 30 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
30 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Long Beach. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at CSULB. Of these students, 80% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their bachelor's degree in dance from USC. Of these students, 59% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
27 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance. Roughly 50,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 bachelor's degrees were handed out to dance majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fine & Studio Arts 25,815
Design & Applied Arts 19,137
Music 15,747
Drama & Theater Arts 12,791
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11,308

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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