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|
|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|
In California, a music major is more popular with men than with women.
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%
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.
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.
Most Popular Music Programs in CA
There are 163 colleges in California that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
Related Majors in California
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|
|Arts & Media Management||290|
|Other Visual Art||101|
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