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Music Schools in California

3,615 Music students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Music is the 39th most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,507
Associate’s Degree 1,184
Master’s Degree 555
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 147
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 107
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 107
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 107
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 85
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 85
Post-Master’s Certificate 30
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30

Gender Distribution

In California, a music major is more popular with men than with women.

Music Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of music majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.8%
  • White: 32.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 14.2%
  • Other Races: 16.2%
Music Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in California

There are 134,410 people in the state and 1,213,230 people in the nation working in music jobs.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Music Jobs in California

In this state, music grads earn an average of $80,510. Nationwide, they make an average of $63,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 163 colleges in California that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

494 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,806 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $30,977. In their early career, LA Film School grads earn an average salary of $25,200. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

#2

Musicians Institute

Hollywood
258 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,105 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 52% get financial aid. In their early career, Musicians Institute grads earn an average salary of $22,600. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. 69% of students get financical aid.

182 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
40,212 Total Students

A typical student attending CSUN will pay a net price of $8,243. It takes the average student 5.06 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
398 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,351. 100% of the teachers are full time.

147 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. In their early career, UCLA grads earn an average salary of $44,500. It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
1,506 Total Students

The 5.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $47,921. In their early career, CalArts grads earn an average salary of $26,900.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,303 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Music Careers in CA

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 15% $100,050
High School Teachers 7% $82,670
Musicians and Singers 7% $0
Music Directors and Composers 4% $51,610
Sound Engineering Technicians 4% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Fine & Studio Arts 6,630
Design & Applied Arts 4,680
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4,428
Drama & Theater Arts 3,415
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,285
Dance 490
Arts & Media Management 290
Other Visual Art 101

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