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Music Schools in Kentucky

305 Music students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

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

Education Levels of Music Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 231
Master’s Degree 56
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Associate’s Degree 2
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.9%
  • White: 77.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.6%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Music Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 13,270 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Music Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, music grads earn an average of $53,490. Nationwide, they make an average of $63,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Kentucky that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. It takes the average student 4.56 years to graduate. In their early career, UofL grads earn an average salary of $34,800.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 95% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,845. It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,776. The full-time teacher rate is 65%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
10,195 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $27,200 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,759.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

In their early career, Murray State grads earn an average salary of $29,700. This public school has an average net price of $12,242. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%.

#7

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.76 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Bellarmine University

Louisville
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,369 Total Students

42% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

#9

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
11,470 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at Campbellsville University. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,872.

#10

Berea College

Berea
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
1,673 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $1,964. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time. In their early career, Berea grads earn an average salary of $24,600.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
13,472 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

Music Careers in KY

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9% $73,630
High School Teachers 6% $55,690
Musicians and Singers 3% $0
Music Directors and Composers 0% $41,290

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Fine & Studio Arts 444
Drama & Theater Arts 171
Design & Applied Arts 129
Arts & Media Management 69
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 35
General Visual & Performing Arts 23
Dance 11
Other Visual Art 1

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