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2021 Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts

6 Colleges
$23,300 Avg Salary
$26,980 Avg Student Debt

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In 2018-2019, 130 degrees and certificates were awarded to dance students who went to a Massachusetts college or university. This makes it the #143 most popular major in the state.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 6 schools in Massachusetts to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts

The colleges and universities below are the best for dance majors pursuing a .

Top Massachusetts Schools in Dance

Our 2021 rankings named University of Massachusetts Amherst the best school in Massachusetts for dance students. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

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#2

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bridgewater State University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts list. Located in the large suburb of Bridgewater, Bridgewater State 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 Salem State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts list. Located in the suburb of Salem, Salem State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#4

Dean College

Franklin, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Dean College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts list. Dean College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Franklin.

On average, dance graduates from Dean College take out $26,960 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Smith College

Northampton, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Smith College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Dance Schools in Massachusetts list. Smith is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Northampton.

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Berklee College of Music landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dance programs. Berklee College of Music is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

Dance majors at Berklee College of Music take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Dance Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 16
New Hampshire 4
Maine 5
Rhode Island 10
Vermont 7

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 6 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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