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Dance Schools in Massachusetts

130 students earned Dance degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

A Dance major is the 143rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Dance Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 114
Associate’s Degree 11
Master’s Degree 4
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a dance major is more popular with women than with men.

Dance Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dance majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 66.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.3%
  • Other Races: 13.1%
Dance Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dance Grads in Massachusetts

There are 6,630 people in the state and 109,120 people in the nation working in dance jobs.

Dance Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Dance Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, dance grads earn an average of $60,150. Nationwide, they make an average of $53,560.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Massachusetts that offer dance degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Dean College

Franklin
48 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,320 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $31,186.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,963 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $48,425. Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years.

#3

Hampshire College

Amherst
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,191 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,173. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#4

Smith College

Northampton
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,903 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,300 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $21,396. It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Bridgewater State grads earn an average salary of $36,400. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,200 after graduation. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

#8

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,335 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,937. Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid.

#9

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
396 Total Students

In their early career, Simon's Rock grads earn an average salary of $21,700. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,769.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,822 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,800 a year. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Dance Careers in MA

Some of the careers dance majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Dancers 12% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 1,691
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Design & Applied Arts 975
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 869
Drama & Theater Arts 551
Arts & Media Management 291
General Visual & Performing Arts 223
Other Visual Art 28

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