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Dance Schools in District of Columbia

12 students earned Dance degrees in District of Columbia in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Dance is the 136th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Dance Majors in District of Columbia

Dance majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 12

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a dance major is more popular with women than with men.

Dance Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dance majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 8.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 33.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.3%
  • Other Races: 41.7%
Dance Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dance Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 700 people employed in jobs related to a dance degree, compared to 109,120 nationwide.

Dance Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Dance Jobs in District of Columbia

In this state, dance grads earn an average of $100,590. Nationwide, they make an average of $53,560.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in District of Columbia that offer dance degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 51%.


American University

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,311 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,600 a year. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.


Howard University

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 78%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,800 a year. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Dance Careers in DC

Some of the careers dance majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $80,640
Dancers 11% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to dance.

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Fine & Studio Arts 148
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 122
Drama & Theater Arts 100
Music 84
Design & Applied Arts 55
Arts & Media Management 53
General Visual & Performing Arts 17

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