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Dance Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 92 students earned their Dance degrees in NJ.

In terms of popularity, Dance is the 128th most popular major in the state out of a total 285 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Dance Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 86
Master’s Degree 4
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Dance Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dance majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.7%
  • White: 55.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
Dance Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dance Grads in New Jersey

There are 2,450 people in the state and 109,120 people in the nation working in dance jobs.

Dance Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Dance Jobs in New Jersey

Dance grads earn an average of $55,680 in the state and $53,560 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in New Jersey that offer dance degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,007 Total Students

A typical student attending Montclair State will pay a net price of $19,949. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. 81% of students get financical aid.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,173 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Rutgers New Brunswick. A typical student attending Rutgers New Brunswick will pay a net price of $20,623. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.


Rider University

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,674 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Rider.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
2,411 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $22,344. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.


Rowan University

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,618 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 49%. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at Rowan.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,793 Total Students

A typical student attending RVCC will pay a net price of $7,128. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

Dance Careers in NJ

Some of the careers dance majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Dancers 14% $0
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 8% $75,310

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Fine & Studio Arts 942
Music 652
Design & Applied Arts 611
Drama & Theater Arts 248
General Visual & Performing Arts 142
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 131
Arts & Media Management 19
Other Visual Art 2

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