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2021 Best Dance Associate's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Dance Associate's Degree School for You

Dance is the #179 most popular major in the country with 3,234 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Dance Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Dance Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the dance associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Schools for an Associate's in Dance

Our 2021 rankings named Scottsdale Community College the best school in the United States for dance students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#2

Dean College

Franklin, MA

Out of the 9 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Dean College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Dean College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Franklin.

While working on their Associate's Degree, dance majors at Dean College accumulate an average of around $15,174 in student debt.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Austin Community College District helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best dance schools in the United States. Located in the city of Austin, Austin Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Utah Valley University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Dance Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Orem, UVU is a public college with a very large student population.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at CUNY Queensborough Community College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best dance schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Bayside, QCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for dance students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. San Antonio College is a large public school located in the city of San Antonio.

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Mesa Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Dance Associate’s Degree Schools list. Mesa Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Mesa.

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Dance Associate’s Degree Schools list. Chandler-Gilbert Community College is a large public school located in the city of Chandler.

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#9

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Dance Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Garden City, Nassau Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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One of 9 majors within the area of study, dance has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jazzart Dance Theatre.

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