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Music Schools in Illinois

1,140 students earned Music degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Music is the 40th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 681
Master’s Degree 326
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 81
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 81
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 81
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 26
Post-Master’s Certificate 26
Associate’s Degree 19
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 66.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.2%
  • Other Races: 6.4%
Music Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 49,880 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Music Jobs in Illinois

Music grads earn an average of $60,500 in the state and $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 67 colleges in Illinois that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,127 Total Students

An average student at Northwestern will pay a net price of $24,840. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
49,702 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 62% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending UIUC will pay a net price of $17,302.

#3

DePaul University

Chicago
88 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
22,437 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,410. 49% of the teachers are full time.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
6,825 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $30,924.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
4,329 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 6.70% which is lower than average.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,301. 77% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
17,169 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $23,140.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,526 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.20%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,502 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 90%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
2,094 Total Students

An average student at Millikin will pay a net price of $20,560. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Music Careers in IL

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Sound Engineering Technicians 6% $57,270
High School Teachers 4% $67,680
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2% $61,950
Musicians and Singers 2% $0
Music Directors and Composers 1% $34,950

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Fine & Studio Arts 1,625
Design & Applied Arts 1,100
Drama & Theater Arts 869
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 680
Arts & Media Management 324
Other Visual Art 88
General Visual & Performing Arts 78
Dance 50

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