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Music Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 1,691 students earned their Music degrees in MA.

As a degree choice, Music is the 25th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Music Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,091
Master’s Degree 450
Post-Master’s Certificate 76
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 76
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 50
Associate’s Degree 13
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 6
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 47.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 24.7%
  • Other Races: 9.4%
Music Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in Massachusetts

33,950 people in the state and 1,213,230 in the nation are employed in jobs related to music.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Music Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $57,110, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in Massachusetts that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

766 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,963 Total Students

70% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Berklee College of Music will pay a net price of $48,425. In their early career, Berklee College of Music grads earn an average salary of $21,300.

279 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
838 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $43,712.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $30,729. 58% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%.

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
244 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 16%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. 6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 91% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 59%.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

A typical student attending UMass Amherst will pay a net price of $21,396. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $31,855.

#8

Harvard University

Cambridge
37 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $70,300 a year. An average student at Harvard will pay a net price of $15,561. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.80%.

#9

Tufts University

Medford
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

45% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 64%. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
2,939 Total Students

74% of students get financical aid. An average student at Holy Cross will pay a net price of $35,692. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

Music Careers in MA

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
High School Teachers 11% $77,830
Musicians and Singers 10% $0
Music Directors and Composers 4% $55,000
Sound Engineering Technicians 4% $50,340

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Design & Applied Arts 975
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 869
Drama & Theater Arts 551
Arts & Media Management 291
General Visual & Performing Arts 223
Dance 130
Other Visual Art 28

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