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262 students earned Music degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

A Music major is the 55th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 188
Master’s Degree 42
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 29
Associate’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 2.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.8%
  • White: 74.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.0%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Music Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 14,470 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Music Jobs in Iowa

Music grads earn an average of $54,020 in the state and $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in Iowa that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City
96 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average.

#2

Luther College

Decorah
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
2,005 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%. In their early career, UNI grads earn an average salary of $38,100. This public school has an average net price of $16,244.

#4

Drake University

Des Moines
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,869 Total Students

In their early career, Drake grads earn an average salary of $46,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#5

Simpson College

Indianola
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,444 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. An average student at Simpson College will pay a net price of $23,187. The student loan default rate is 4.50% which is lower than average.

#5

Coe College

Cedar Rapids
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,422 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,600 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 2.20% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,140. The full-time teacher rate is 84%.

#8

Grinnell College

Grinnell
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,716 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,117 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,600 after graduation.

#10

Loras College

Dubuque
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
1,489 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Loras.

Music Careers in IA

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $72,480
High School Teachers 7% $56,040
Musicians and Singers 7% $0
Music Directors and Composers 0% $51,940
Sound Engineering Technicians 0% $50,860

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Design & Applied Arts 557
Fine & Studio Arts 356
Drama & Theater Arts 130
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 86
Dance 34
General Visual & Performing Arts 19
Other Visual Art 12
Arts & Media Management 2

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