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Music Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 652 students earned their Music degrees in NJ.

In terms of popularity, Music is the 42nd most popular major in the state out of a total 285 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Music Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 438
Master’s Degree 143
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 29
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 29
Associate’s Degree 24
Post-Master’s Certificate 18
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 18

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of music majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 7.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.8%
  • White: 58.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.4%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Music Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in New Jersey

There are 33,130 people in the state and 1,213,230 people in the nation working in music jobs.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Music Jobs in New Jersey

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $73,320, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in New Jersey that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,115 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,949. It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,254 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%. 69% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $44,300 after graduation.

#3

Rider University

Lawrenceville
104 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,824 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.13 years. The student loan default rate of 4.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#4

Rowan University

Glassboro
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,465 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. In their early career, Rowan grads earn an average salary of $38,500. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,198 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,700 after graduation. 90% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,991 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,841. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. In their early career, NJCU grads earn an average salary of $33,400.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,174 Total Students

81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 5.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Monmouth University

West Long Branch
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
6,167 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%. 100% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,686 Total Students

The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. 44% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $49,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
6,929 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $68,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 99% of students get financical aid.

Music Careers in NJ

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Sound Engineering Technicians 10% $47,510
Musicians and Singers 9% $0
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 8% $75,310
Music Directors and Composers 5% $64,240
High School Teachers 2% $74,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Fine & Studio Arts 942
Design & Applied Arts 611
Drama & Theater Arts 248
General Visual & Performing Arts 142
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 131
Dance 92
Arts & Media Management 19
Other Visual Art 2

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