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Basic Certificates in Music

441 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in music is offered at 86 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.8% of music graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Music Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 441 students earned their basic certificate in music. This makes it the 98th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in music at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 15,747
Master’s Degree 6,038
Associate’s Degree 2,436
Doctor’s Degree 1,402
Graduate Certificate 572
Basic Certificate 441
Undergraduate Certificate 332

Earnings of Music Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for music majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in music. About 71.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 315
Women 126
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Music

The racial-ethnic distribution of music basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 224
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 54
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Music Basic Certificate Students

There are 86 colleges that offer a basic certificate in music. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
125 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for music students seekinga basic certificate is Shoreline Community College. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their basic certificate in music from Shoreline Community College. Of these students, 21% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Musicians Institute

Hollywood, California
78 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Musicians Institute is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The music program at Musicians Institute awarded 78 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#3

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in music from Valencia College. About 11% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

19 Yearly Graduations
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American InterContinental University - Atlanta comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,860 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in music from AIU Atlanta.

#5

Cecil College

North East, Maryland
17 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cecil College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to music majors at Cecil College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#5

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The music program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Washtenaw Community College. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The music program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 13 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#8

Chabot College

Hayward, California
12 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chabot College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Chabot College awarded 12 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, California
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuesta College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 basic certificates were handed out to music majors at Cuesta College. About 25% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Community College of Philadelphia awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 18% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Riverside City College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in music from Riverside City College. Of these students, 22% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Northern Wyoming Community College District is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in music. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to music majors at Northern Wyoming Community College District.

#12

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Utah Valley University. Roughly 41,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in music from UVU.

#12

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in music from Foothill College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#12

Ventura College

Ventura, California
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ventura College. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The music program at Ventura College awarded 8 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#16

El Camino College

Torrance, California
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their basic certificate is El Camino College. Roughly 24,200 attend the school each year. The music program at El Camino College awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#17

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of San Mateo comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their basic certificate in music from CSM. Of these students, 20% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Valley City State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,884 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,872 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 basic certificates were handed out to music majors at Valley City State University.

#19

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for music majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in music from Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Berkshire Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in music. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 basic certificates were handed out to music majors at BCC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to music that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 4,140
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,064
Fine & Studio Arts 830
Drama & Theater Arts 575
General Visual & Performing Arts 343

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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