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Doctor’s Degrees in Dance

16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in dance is offered at 5 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 19% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.2% of dance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dance Majors

In 2018-2019, 16 earned their doctor's degree in dance. This earns it the #201 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in dance. About 87.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2
Women 14
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Dance

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 10
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Doctor's Degree Students

There are 5 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in dance. Learn more about the most popular 5 below:

#1

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for dance students seekinga doctor's degree is Temple University. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in dance from Temple. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#2

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

University of California - Riverside comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in dance. Each year, around 25,500 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in dance from UCR.

#2

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Woman's University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dance. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

The dance program at Texas Woman's University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for dance majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in dance from Ohio State.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,402
Fine & Studio Arts 238
Drama & Theater Arts 88
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 47
Design & Applied Arts 25

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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