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Music Schools in North Carolina

537 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 North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 422
Master’s Degree 96
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 16
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1

Gender Distribution

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

Music Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of music majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • White: 64.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.5%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Music Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Music Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 28,930 people employed in jobs related to a music degree, compared to 1,213,230 nationwide.

Music Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Music Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a music grad in the state is $48,920, compared to a typical salary of $63,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in North Carolina that offer music degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,000 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,506.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,042 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,548. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

#5

Catawba College

Salisbury
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,294 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

The 6.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. In their early career, WCU grads earn an average salary of $31,900.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years. The student loan default rate is 3.60% which is lower than average.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it. The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,900 a year.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
8,207 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.66 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,285. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,762 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,400 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average. 71% of the teachers are full time.

Music Careers in NC

Some of the careers music majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Music Directors and Composers 17% $39,180
Musicians and Singers 16% $0
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11% $61,060
High School Teachers 8% $46,760
Sound Engineering Technicians 4% $41,420

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Design & Applied Arts 1,943
Fine & Studio Arts 755
Drama & Theater Arts 454
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 255
Dance 142
Arts & Media Management 86
General Visual & Performing Arts 81
Other Visual Art 22

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