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Music Schools in New York

2,587 students earned Music degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

A Music major is the 35th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Music Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,218
Master’s Degree 922
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 166
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 166
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 166
Associate’s Degree 140
Post-Master’s Certificate 105
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 105
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 32
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 32
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.0%
  • White: 45.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 26.2%
  • Other Races: 8.4%
Music Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in New York

In this state, there are 98,750 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Music Jobs in New York

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $82,030, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 81 colleges in New York that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

300 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
1,008 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 29%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $16,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

275 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,900 a year.

259 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
11,817 Total Students

The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.92 years.

#4

The New School

New York
242 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
10,544 Total Students

The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at New School University. The 5.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $37,500 after graduation.

220 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
942 Total Students

The average student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree at Juilliard. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,500 a year.

#6

Queens College

Queens
89 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
19,746 Total Students

A typical student attending QC will pay a net price of $3,817. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.70%. It takes the average student 4.61 years to graduate.

#7

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook
88 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
26,256 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $39,300 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,893.

#8

Purchase College

Purchase
78 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,234 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 38% are considered full time. 80% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

Ithaca College

Ithaca
73 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
6,517 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Ithaca will pay a net price of $33,164. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#10

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia
59 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
4,655 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,139.

Music Careers in NY

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 17% $78,520
Musicians and Singers 13% $0
Music Directors and Composers 11% $53,020
High School Teachers 7% $81,290
Sound Engineering Technicians 2% $68,430

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Design & Applied Arts 4,739
Fine & Studio Arts 3,839
Drama & Theater Arts 3,157
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2,073
Arts & Media Management 679
General Visual & Performing Arts 675
Dance 465
Other Visual Art 456

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